12 months
36000 AUD/year
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A Criminology (Honours) degree at University of Adelaide is a one-year program that builds upon undergraduate study by introducing the challenge of an extended project.


There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build the necessary foundations for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in criminology. Perhaps you’re keen to develop deeper insight into emerging crime forms to gain an employability edge for the future.

The prerequisite for the Criminology (Honours) degree at University of Adelaide is a Distinction average in a Bachelor of Criminology or other bachelor degree with a Criminology major. Applications are called for in October and November each year.

What will you do?

  • Attend regular classes for advanced coursework, with an emphasis on research training and critical thinking.
  • Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
  • Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.

Career Readiness

Our graduates will go on to a wide range of rewarding careers. Many find employment amongst the various operational professions that make up the criminal justice system, such as in policing, security, intelligence, corrections and court administration. 

Elsewhere, graduates choose employment across the vast array of other hands-on and critical welfare and support roles that enhance outcomes for victims, offenders and the community at large. Other graduates take on policy-making, research, education or entrepreneurial roles for a diverse cast of employers including Commonwealth, state or local government agencies, universities, schools and various other training or service providers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours Criminology Theory
  • Honours Criminology Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0100942

  • Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 12 months.

Commonwealth-supported place: $7,410

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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