Postgraduate study in Criminology

What can you study in Criminology?

Criminology considers various perspectives and responses in criminology and criminal justice both within New Zealand and internationally.

You can undertake postgraduate courses and your own research in areas such as:

  • Criminological theory
  • Penology
  • State crime
  • Law and human rights
  • Social deviance
  • Youth and crime
  • Cybercrime

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology

A BA with a major in Criminology or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Master of Arts in Criminology

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Criminology with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in Criminology, or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Criminology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Criminology

Master of Arts in Criminology

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Criminology

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Criminology:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Criminology, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.