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  • Objectives
    The Master of Criminology (Professional) is an innovative degree, designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in Criminology, while simultaneously developing workplace and business skills highly valued by employers. The Master of Criminology (Professional) consists of 4 semesters and 20 weeks. Candidates will undertake specialist training in the area of Criminology, culminating with a professional suite comprising of a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. This program has been developed in collaboration with industry and is designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. At the end of the degree, candidates will have a professional portfolio detailing their research and practical expertise in their chosen vocational area.
  • Practical experience
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Completion of an undergraduate degree program from an approved institution, normally with some minor studies in a social science area.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Criminology (Professional)
  • Course description
    Professional Outcomes

    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.

    Attendance

    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.

    Combined Degrees

    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).

    Program Structure
    15 subjects, 165 Credit Points
    Core (2)

    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

    Foundation (6)

    Plus Six (6) foundation subjects from the CRIM71- section of the H&SS postgraduate subjects.
    Professional (3)

    Three (3) professional subjects

        * CRIM71-112 Professional Portfolio (15cp)
        * CRIM71-400 Field Project (15cp) and
        * CRIM71-401 Field Project Report (15cp)

    Electives (4)

    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

    OR

        * 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

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