• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Criminology
  • Specialisation code CRIM-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Criminology Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of criminology, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to criminology;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of theory and methodology as appropriate to criminology, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in criminology

2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

CRIM4001 Theories of Crime and Justice

THES4103 Thesis


18 units from completion of courses on the following list:

SOCR4001 Statistics for Social Scientists

SOCR4002 Survey Data Analysis

SOCR4003 Qualitative Research Analysis

SOCR4006 Online Research Methods

SOCR4008 Qualitative Social Research

SOCR4009 Quantitative Social Research

SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar

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