Criminology

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Criminology

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Sydney Law School prior to enrolment.
Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study for students without a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, for students with a law background.

Core Units of Study

LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.
Semester 1
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or studies in criminal law from a common law jurisdiction.
Semester 2
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1

Elective Units of Study

LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6      Semester 2
LAWS6325
Crime, Responsibility and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6986
Criminal Justice Internship
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is offered to students enrolled in the MCrim and GradDipCrim only. Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (maximum two typed pages) clearly outlining reasons for applying, details of previous internships undertaken (where applicable), perceived benefits of completing the internship, preferred placement agency/agencies and steps that the applicant will undertake to organise a placement. Those applicants demonstrating the greatest interest in and perceived benefit from the Internship will be accepted. The Expression of Interest must be submitted to Dr Garner Clancey garner.clancey@sydney.edu.au by 1 May 2018. Successful applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of their Expression of Interest and enrolment procedures explained approximately two weeks from the submission date. Successful applicants will then work with Dr Clancey to arrange placement at preferred host organisations. Please note that placement may be subject to permanent Australian residency in a number of organisations.
Intensive October
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6      Intensive May
LAWS6233
Criminology Research Project A
6    C LAWS6234

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6233 and LAWS6234 within one or over two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6234
Criminology Research Project B
6    C LAWS6233

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6233 and LAWS6234 within one or two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6889
Death Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive October
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6    N PSYC1001 or PSYC3020
Semester 1
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6197
Policing: Crime, Control and Security
6      Intensive August
LAWS6194
Punishment
6      Intensive April
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6      Intensive May
LAWS6192
Young People, Crime and the Law
6    N LAWS6069
Intensive October