Criminology

 

Graduate Diploma in Criminology

Master of Criminology


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GNCRIMIN-03 Graduate Diploma in Criminology
MACRIMIN-03 Master of Criminology

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Criminology
(b)
the Master of Criminology
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Criminology requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of two years of relevant professional experience; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Criminology with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Criminology, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Criminology are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Criminology. To qualify for the award of the Master of Criminology, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Head of School and Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2017.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2017 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond the prescribed time limit.