Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This one-year program is designed to develop the skills of justice innovators and critically reflective leaders in the criminal justice sector and academia.
Building on the capabilities you acquired at undergraduate degree level, you’ll design and develop a research project and complete a scholarly thesis as you undertake advanced coursework, which provides a firmer grounding in the field and in research methods.
- Enhance your sense of professional identity and widen your learning horizons through exposure to a greater range of professional and research practice.
- Engage with the academic world of criminal justice by becoming part of a network of talented students providing fresh insights and information to the justice industry through deeper analysis.
- Become familiar with a variety of criminal justice professional environments, enabling you to add value to organisations and improve practice. Employers value an honours degree as it demonstrates higher-order research, analysis and writing skills.
Many honours students continue to develop an academic research career through further Master or PhD studies.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program uses a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
In addition to your lectures and tutorials, you will also have interactive coursework seminars that develop theoretical knowledge and research skills. Expert supervision and regular meetings with your supervisor support individual self-paced research.
You will complete a range of assessments apart from the thesis, which may include essays, online tests, group presentations and exams.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Crime management is a growth area and RMIT University sits at the cutting edge of preparing people for employment in this field.
Integral to the success of RMIT justice programs are their close links with criminal justice agencies, augmenting the program design, development and delivery.
The program is developed in consultation with an Advisory Committee made up of representatives from the Department of Justice, Courts and Tribunals, Corrections Victoria, Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police and the wider justice community. Their involvement ensures that the program is vocationally relevant, meets the needs of graduate employers and is up-to-date with latest issues.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates of this program will work effectively as critical and reflective practitioners in a variety of professional environments within the public and criminal justice sectors, using a range of social perspectives and disciplines to advance principles of social justice.
You will be able to demonstrate sensitivity in working in culturally and linguistically diverse environments and lead debate within organisations on criminal justice policy, process and research issues.
- policy analysts
- research analysts
- parliamentary liaison officers
- social researchers
- law clerks