Master of Justice and Criminology

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Justice and Criminology

RMIT University

Master of Justice and Criminology

With a strong vocational focus, this program provides you with the advanced skills and knowledge to effectively perform as justice professionals in areas including:

  • criminology
  • management
  • compliance
  • investigation
  • governance
  • human security.

Designed by leading academics and industry professionals, this program reflects the latest debates, issues and approaches to global, national and local justice activities and processes.

This program is designed for students wishing to enter a career in the justice system, as well as for those already working in the industry to update and extend their knowledge. Some courses are offered online, giving you the flexibility to design a study plan to meet your needs.

Graduates will enhance their career opportunities in the justice sector and related fields including policing, customs, corrections and the courts.

A Graduate Diploma exit point is available.

Program structure

The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

Some courses are offered online, giving you the flexibility to design a study plan to meet your needs.

You’ll explore the links between evidence, intelligence and practice and learn to determine the ways in which contemporary ideas and practices enable, shape and limit the application of justice in contemporary Australia.

You may be able to undertake internships and field projects as well as design, implement and evaluate your own projects and simulated activities representing real workplace scenarios.

You’ll build essential knowledge of ethics and values in the justice sector, with core courses focusing on:

  • crime science
  • global crime
  • justice management
  • law
  • criminal justice systems
  • criminological theory.

You'll select elective courses from a range of social science streams including:

  • justice studies
  • psychology and human services
  • global communities
  • public policy and management
  • human rights
  • research.

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may be considered.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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