Master of Criminology

  • CRICOS Code: 055074E

The experience


We will equip you with more than just an education. Learn from some of the country's most influential teachers, access a network of innovative industry leaders and engage with our exciting internship opportunities.

Networked teaching

The curriculum has been developed in consultation with criminal justice practitioners, and is taught by leading experts, including visiting academics from the University of Oxford, Sheffield University, VU University in Amsterdam, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

Career building opportunities

Networking opportunities are offered through the program's Internship option, allowing students to spend a semester working with organisations such as Victoria Police, municipal councils, the Department of Justice, and many others. Informal opportunities to learn about careers in criminal and social justice are created through events such as our Meet-the-Professional evenings. Industry partners such as Victoria Police, Victoria Legal Aid, the Coroners' Court, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies provide in-depth information as to the operation of contemporary criminal justice institutions.

Be at the forefront of knowledge

Your teaching cohort will deliver up-to-the minute knowledge from experts in their specialist research areas. Beyond the seminar room, you will be encouraged to engage in events such as the Barry Memorial Symposium, conferences such as 'Justice Through Conflict, Conflict Through Justice Symposium', and a broad range of public lectures and seminars.

Criminology: Graduate profile

Hear what it's like to study a Master of Criminology at the University of Melbourne from student Vincent O'Kane.

Student profile: Zoe Butler

Zoe Butler

Through this course I have a new found appreciation for those who shape and influence legal policy and the extent of the gap that exists between the policy makers/advisers and those who feel the impact at a street level.