With a focus on research-led crime prevention, policing and security responses, and forensic mental health, we offer a range of flexible online, and innovative postgraduate degrees.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
In the Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice you'll learn about the problem of crime in contemporary society, the role of research, policy development and evaluation, and key criminology and criminal justice issues.
The Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice builds on this and will equip you for leading roles in criminal justice fields, tackling current and emerging criminal justice problems. You'll develop a deeper understanding of the problem of crime in contemporary Australian society and key criminological theories and issues. You'll have the opportunity to specialise through elective courses that focus either on specific agency or crime issues.
|Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice||Online||1P||Trimester 1 & 2|
|Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice||Mt Gravatt, Online||1.5F/3P||Trimester 1 & 2|
|Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Violent Offender Treatment||Online||1P||Trimester 1|
Forensic Mental Health
These degrees have been designed in collaboration with the Queensland Health Department's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. The programs also provide an extension to undergraduate programs in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice and also applied psychology.
|Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health||Online||1P||Trimester 1 & 2|
|Master of Forensic Mental Health||Online||1.5F/3P||Trimester 1 & 2|
With criminology and criminal justice you'll be prepared for work in community health, corrections, crime prevention, criminal justice research organisations, customs, family services, justice administration and policy, law, local government, mental health, military services and policing.
With forensic mental health, you'll be equipped for work in health departments, specifically catering to forensic patients, and in related areas such as corrections, families departments and disability services.
Psychiatrist Gideon Oju appreciated the flexibility of being able to study his Master of Forensic Mental Health through online studies. He said being able to interact with fellow students and tutors on every online study module was very rewarding. "This degree helps you acquire the most current knowledge and skills in the practice of forensic mental health without having to stop working," he said.
- HDR program convenor: Dr. Danielle Reynald