Graduate Certificate of Criminology

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102047

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Certificate of Criminology will provide students with foundational knowledge in crime and criminal justice, including criminological theory, crime policy and prevention.

Course overview

Studying the Graduate Certificate of Criminology gives you a solid base of knowledge in crime and criminal justice. Begin to approach criminal behaviour, crime policy and prevention from a different angle, applying your learnings to further study or directly in the workforce.

Are you ready to start building your own network of industry connections?

Deakin's postgraduate criminology courses are designed with input from a variety of industry partners and relevant stakeholders including police, policy and regulatory agencies so you can be confident that the skills you develop studying Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Criminology will be relevant to your future or existing career.

You'll push the boundaries of the way we currently look at justice and creatively examine areas of ongoing and emerging criminological concern. Get ready to engage and debate pressing issues of local, national and global concern.

Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Criminology, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising two credit points of core units and two credit points of course electives.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,000 Per Year Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
0.5 years
Read more0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Self study / online (without attendance)
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or higher OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+



Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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