Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Criminology

Curious as to why people commit crimes and how to prevent it? Learn the foundations of crime and criminal justice, including criminology theory, policy and prevention.

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Murdoch code

C1161

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1 Semester

Selection rank

CRICOS code

103449K
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Overview

Begin to explore criminal behaviour, crime policy and prevention as you upskill or reskill in the field of criminology. Examine the way society currently look at justice and use theory and methods to examine areas of ongoing and emerging criminological concern.

You’ll gain a clear understanding of the justice systems, and engage in topics of interest to local, national and global communities.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can gain direct entry into the Master of Criminology or the Graduate Diploma in Criminology.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Criminology at Murdoch

  1. Murdoch is the only university in Western Australia to offer this unique course.
  2. Learn the foundations of criminology and once you’ve successfully completed the course, apply for admission into the Master of Criminology.
  3. Learn from leading academics who have significant real-world experience to ensure that your learning is at the forefront of professional practice. Some of our academics have worked in prisons, law enforcement and with government organisations.

Develop your skills 

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • How to evaluate criminal issues, theories and concepts in a range of contexts.
  • Criminological theories, social science methodologies and research ethics associated with crime and criminal behaviour.
  • Interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives.

 Your future career

A Graduate Certificate in Criminology could see you working in public and private sectors nationally or internationally.

Other opportunities of employment including state, federal and international law enforcement, corrections, intelligence and national security, international and cognate entities as well as a range of providers in the broad sphere of criminal justice. Some career pathways could include:

  • Criminal Justice Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Local Government Officer
  • Intelligence & National Security Officer
  • Community Safety and Local Government Officer

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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