Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Advance your knowledge of criminology and criminal justice, and develop your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

If you already have a degree, this programme can help you deepen your knowledge of criminology and make your CV stand out. It can also serve as a pathway to further study.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Criminal Justice) or an equivalent 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
  • New Zealand Customs
  • New Zealand Police
  • Non-governmental community groups
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Feb 2025
Full-time study starts on 15 February 2025. Delivered via weekend block courses.

Key semester dates
$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$37,646 (for 120 points)
($36,500 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.


The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.