This course builds on the curriculum of the postgraduate diploma. In your third semester you will complete an individual research project and dissertation under the guidance of one of our highly experienced staff members. Media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.
A bachelor degree in a professional health field, social work or welfare studies, psychology, law, criminology, or behavioural sciences, including sociology or anthropology.
Master of Forensic Sexology
Master of Forensic Sexology
Course CRICOS Code: 032987J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years
This course provides professionals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexual behaviour generally considered to be anti-social or pathological. Graduates are able to integrate this specialisation into their professional discipline. It also provides a comprehensive study based on recent research of biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
A recognised degree in one of the health professions, social work or welfare studies, law, criminology or the behavioural sciences including sociology or anthropology.
Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is equivalent to three semesters of full-time study and is also available part-time.
Intermediate Awards 1
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:
Intermediate Awards II
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Sexology.
Attendance at specified workshops is required.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Prospective students should be aware that media material of a sexually graphic nature is employed.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
13152 v.3 Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301240 v.4 Forensic Sexology 650 4.0 25.0
5947 v.8 Sexology 650 4.0 25.0
6953 v.5 Bioethics 550 3.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
301241 v.4 Forensic Sexology 651 4.0 25.0
301242 v.4 Forensic Sexology 652 4.0 25.0
301243 v.3 Criminology, Culture and the Law 650 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3 Qualitative Methods in
Health Research 582 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
300907 v.4 Sexology Research 650 9.0 50.0
300908 v.4 Sexology Dissertation 650 9.0 50.0
Year Location Period All*
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.