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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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.

Monash University

Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

South Africa School of Social Science

Contact details

Ms Tara Harris, email:


Faculty of Arts

South Africa School of Social Science


South Africa

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

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising of a thesis and research and theoretical units.


Units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

Students complete:

  • AZA4778 Social science honours dissertation A
  • AZA4779 Social science honours dissertation B

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

Students complete:

  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities
  • AZA4743 Theoretical perspectives of conflict, crime, victimisation and criminal justice

Intending honours students

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

Relevant courses

4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science