Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Social Sciences
CoordinatorDr Danielle Tyson


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2014. For details of changes, please consult the 2015 Handbook change register2015 Handbook change register (

Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of criminology.

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two compulsory coursework units. The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the criminology honours coordinator.



Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points)

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • ATS4699 Criminology honours coursework: Research, practice and policy
  • ATS4924 Honours: Social sciences research methods

Note: Both course work units are undertaken in semester one.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in criminology must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

0003 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)