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Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation

A single two year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Criminology
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Criminology

Program Requirements

24 units from completion of introductory Criminology, Justice and Regulation courses from the following list:

CRIM6001 Criminal Behaviour
CRIM6002 Organised Crime: Understanding a Global Phenomenon
CRIM6003 Controversies in Crime Control 
CRIM6004 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders
CRIM6006 Young People and Crime: Developmental Criminology and its Discontents
CRIM6009 Corruption in our world
CRIM6010 Cybercrime: an introduction
HIST6232 Crime and Justice: Historical Dilemmas
SOCY6064 Surveillance and Society

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

CRIM8001 Theories of Crime and Justice
REGN8001 Methods in Crime, Justice and Regulation
REGN8052 Regulation and Governance


6 units from completion of one of the following applied theory and contemporary issues courses:

REGN8007 Violence in the Contemporary World
REGN8002 Governance and Social Theory


A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from any of the following lists:

Skills and Data Analysis for Criminology
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LAWS8323 Strategic Negotiation Skills
SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research
SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists
SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis
SOCR8006 Online Research Methods
SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

Research Intensive and Masterclass Courses
REGN8009 Criminology, Justice and Regulation Research Topic
REGN8010 Masterclass in Criminology, Justice Regulation
SOCR8004 Special Topics in Social Research

Regulatory Theory and Practice
LAWS8034 Law and Regulation
LAWS8587 Legal Framework for Regulation
REGN8052 Regulation and Governance 
REGN8053 Governance and Social Theory 

Crime, Security and Terror
CRIM8003 Transnational and Organised Crime
CRIM8004 White Collar Crime: Fraud, Money Laundering and Corruption
LAWS8033 Prisons, Prisoners and the Law 
MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
POLS8027 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
STST8021 Intelligence and Security 
STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime
CRIM8002 Cyber-security and Cybercrime
NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace 

Development, Crime and Governance
ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
LAWS8566 International Criminal Law
POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
POLS8028 Post Conflict Justice
REGN8004 International Criminal Justice
REGN8007 Violence in the Contemporary World
REGN8011 Reforming Law and Justice in Asia and the Pacific
REGN8053 Governance and Social Theory 

Restorative Justice 
REGN8005 Evidence-based restorative justice

Transnational Crime and Corruption
CRIM8003 Global Crime: Transnational and Organised Crime
CRIM8004 White Collar Crime: Fraud, Money Laundering and Corruption
LAWS8566 International Criminal Law
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
REGN8004 International Criminal Justice


A maximum of 12 units from completion of Professional Internships courses from the following list:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Criminology, Development Studies, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Policy Studies, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Application for course credits

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Masters of Criminology, Justice and Regulation prepares graduates for careers in regulatory policy and the management and control of illegal activity in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Relevant professional fields include justice policy; indigenous justice; policing and corrections; transnational justice cooperation; law and justice development assistance and peacekeeping/peace-building.

Topics covered include: personal crime; corporate, serious and organised crime; financial crime and money laundering; corruption; cyber-security and cybercrime; the internet of things; environmental crime; and transnational and terrorist crime. Skills emphasised include: management of serious crime; data analytics, restorative justice, compliance and risk and the social and cultural dimensions of crime, justice and regulation.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2018

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation is designed to lead into careers in regulatory policy and the management of illegal activity in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in organisations such as:

  • Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Federal Police
  • State justice departments
  • Policy units in government
  • State policing and corrections
  • NGOs delivering law and justice reforms in development
  • International organizations tasked with peacekeeping and peacebuilding

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate deep knowledge of the key theoretical debates in criminology, justice and regulation and how these apply to the practical challenges of combatting crime and regulating illegal activity in Australia, within Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally;
  2. Understand the challenges of, and strategies for, developing regulatory policy and governance institutions to deter, detect, control and enforce against established and new forms of criminal and predatory behaviour;
  3. Analyse, synthesize and communicate complex regulatory problems and governance strategies concerning criminal behaviour from multiple disciplinary and professional standpoints;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of different research methodologies and apply an evidence-based approach to crime, governance and regulatory policy.
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