What will I learn?

This is your opportunity to expose yourself to an intensive research environment. You will develop expertise in research and learn the concepts, methods and skills required to apply knowledge with creativity and initiative to new situations. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded on the basis of independent supervised study that produces a substantial piece of research as judged by independent experts of international standing.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University is the largest community of criminologists in Australia and is recognised as a leading department globally.

At Griffith, criminology is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing on psychology, law, sociology, politics and human services. Our undergraduate degree is the only one in Queensland backed by 'well above world standard' research. That knowledge feeds into the most up-to-date study content, giving you the best skills for an employment edge.

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 results rated Griffith’s criminology research a “5” - well above world standard. Evaluated by the Australian Research Council, university research areas are rated 1-5 based on the quality of research, with 5 the highest.

Griffith was one of only two universities in Australia to be awarded a rating of "well above world standard" in criminology research. This rating is recognition of the strength and depth of the many world-class criminology scholars we have at Griffith University.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law

CRICOS

005100M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,32,762) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

11 October 2021

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,32,762) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

11 October 2021

Venue

Logan Campus

68 University Drive,

MEADOWBROOK,

Queensland,

4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognized university. You must meet minimum Grade Point Average entry requirements. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Applicants for this program must have a Bachelor degree with at least Honours 2B or an equivalent postgraduate qualification.

The following University policy will apply to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs:

  • Higher Degree Research Policy

The minimum English Language proficiency requirements for applicants to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on the paper-based TOEFL including a score of no less than 5.0 on the TWE
  • OR a score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with no sub-score less than 19
  • OR a score of no less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

Applications close: 17 Aug.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Griffith University

Griffith University campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries