The Masters of Criminology gives students skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. The course provides an understanding of a broad range of issues involving criminology theories, contemporary information on crime prevention, the theory and practice of punishment, criminal offenders, the police, courts and correctional institutions and current crime and deviance issues. Students will be provided with both knowledge and research skills and techniques required for analysis of criminological issues and an understanding of how to critically evaluate published research.
Work Experience & Internships Practicums are an integral part of this program. Students will work within a selected counselling and welfare settings over three subjects. A total of 600 hours and numerous case reports on clients which follow the guidance presented in the pre-requisite subjects are completed as part of this component.
Completion of an undergraduate degree program from an approved institution, normally with some minor studies in a social science area.
Master of Criminology
Graduates of this program find opportunities in the areas of research, teaching, intelligence analysis, policy analysis, program development, service delivery and consulting and could expect to be employed in areas such as state and federal agencies, law enforcement of crime research, specially convened tribunals, police, community welfare etc. Students with backgrounds in areas such as journalism, psychology, public relations and international relations would also benefit from completing graduate studies in criminology.
Most students undertake three subjects per semester (equivalent to 30 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examiniations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Students can combine this degree with any other Postgraduate degree at Bond (except Medicine) to suit their professional and personal interests. Bond's three-semester academic year allows students to complete two degrees in the same time it would take to complete just one degree at other universities (dependant upon degree combination).
12 subjects, 120 Credit Points
Students must complete the following compulsory subjects in the first 2 semesters:
* HUMR 71-100 Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
* HUMR 71-110 Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge
Plus Six (6) foundation subjects from the CRIM71- section of the H&SS postgraduate subjects.
Four (4) subject in the final semester, see option below:
* Two (2) subjects drawn from CRIM71- section plus two (2) other subjects of which at least one (1) must come from the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects
* For students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above in completed subjects, they may complete the degree by untaking a dissertation by enrolling in
o HUMR71-701 Masters Research Dissertation A,
o HUMR71-702 Masters Research Dissertation B,
o HUMR71-703 Masters Research Dissertation C and
o HUMR71-704 Masters Research Dissertation D.