Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Criminology | Law

Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Criminology

Program code: 
Units of credit: 
36 uoc
No. of courses: 
6 courses
Full time or part time
Semester start: 
Semester 1 & Semester 2
Additional entry requirements: 
Undergraduate degree
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Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Criminology is designed for graduates seeking an interdisciplinary specialised education at an advanced level in criminal justice law, policy, theory and practice.

It is jointly offered by UNSW Law and UNSW Arts and Social Sciences drawing on the acknowledged excellence in research and teaching of criminal justice and criminology in each faculty.

The program provides graduates from a variety of disciplines with a strong understanding of criminological and legal research, and legal and criminological perspectives on the practices and regulation of criminal justice institutions and processes.

Program structure

Students must complete compulsory courses with the remaining units of credit selected from the relevant elective courses on offer at UNSW Law, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, and UNSW Medicine. Law graduates and criminology graduates may not be required to complete all core courses, with the option of taking elective courses in their place. Core courses: Explaining Crime (for all students, excluding criminology graduates); Legal Concepts, Research & Writing for Criminal Justice & Criminology (for non-law graduates); Conceptualising Criminal Laws (for non-law graduates).

Visit UNSW Online Handbook for further information.

Did you know?

  • As a Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology student you are welcome to join the Crime & Justice Network:
  • Gain an interdisciplinary, specialised education from the experts in research and teaching of criminal justice and criminology.
  • Undertake a research thesis with either UNSW Law or the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Study up to two courses from another stream.
  • Study legal concepts in our specially designed course for students from non-law backgrounds.