Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Be an agent for change in our criminal justice system with AUT's Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

This degree focuses on the communities most affected by the criminal justice system including Māori, Pacific and other vulnerable communities.

The Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice considers how colonisation has influenced the criminal justice system as well as how communities have responded. It covers how ethnicities, class, gender and age interact with the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on children and youth crime.

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Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of the following with a minimum of a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology); or
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Criminology); or
  • A relevant degree/qualification

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Department of Corrections
  • Local authorities
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • National and international human rights organisations
Quick facts
Programme code:
1.5 years full-time
City Campus
11 Feb 2023
Delivered via weekend block courses.
$10,277 (for 120 points)
($9,203 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$35,874 (for 120 points)
($34,800 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
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  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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