The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Criminology, or another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree. Applicants must normally have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 or better in the Bachelor of Criminology, or equivalent qualification, to be eligible to apply for entry.
The Honours program aims to:
- extend students' knowledge and understanding of criminology and the role of research within areas of academic specialisation
- provide students with advanced skills in academic writing, including thesis preparation and standards required for publication
- provide students with the skills to present their research orally and in writing
- encourage students to become independent thinkers and researchers.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) students will be able to demonstrate:
- an extensive knowledge and understanding of criminology
- a broad understanding of the existing academic knowledge in the area of their specialisation
- a capacity to develop and support the extended argument needed for an Honours research thesis
- the ability to evaluate, analyse and deploy evidence in support of a research thesis
- the ability to communicate their findings clearly, in both oral and written form.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) degree a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified in the program of study.
Honours - Criminology - Thesis topics
22.5 units comprising:
CRIM7300A Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300B Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300C Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (4.5/22.5 units)
Honours - Criminology - Core topics
13.5 units comprising:
CRIM7301 Advanced Theory and Research Applications (4.5 units)
CRIM7303 Field Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM7304 Research Design, Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)