Honours in crime, justice and legal studies

Legal StudiesWhy study Honours in crime, justice and legal studies?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in crime, justice and legal studies gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Research and policy development, criminology, community work, advocacy, human rights, mediation and dispute resolution, criminal justice, social welfare, and community legal education.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two semester length Honours coursework subjects.

Seminars

Attendance and participation in the Honours Research Seminar Program in both first and second semesters.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you should have completed a major in crime, justice and legal studies with an average mark of 70% or better. If you have completed a degree or are currently completing your undergraduate studies at a university other than La Trobe you can apply for entry into Honours.

How to apply

You can apply to start mid-year. Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two semester length Honours coursework subjects.

Seminars

Attendance and participation in the Honours Research Seminar Program in both first and second semesters.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you should have completed a major in crime, justice and legal studies with an average mark of 70% or better. If you have completed a degree or are currently completing your undergraduate studies at a university other than La Trobe you can apply for entry into Honours.

How to apply

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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