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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,300  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology


    Understanding the drivers of crime

    Understanding the drivers of crime is fundamental to devising the best ways of responding to it. Undertake an advanced research project in criminology working with world renowned experts across a range of diverse areas of contemporary relevance. You will join researchers who are working to create new knowledge in policing, organised crime, transnational migration, cybercrime and terrorism, and develop new ways of understanding prisons, desistance from crime, criminal networks, dark tourism, border and military criminology.

    The Master of Arts (Women's Studies) offers a combination of coursework and a minor thesis. Topics cover areas such as feminist questions, gender and international development, Indigenous women, and media analysis.



    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    A PhD in Criminology is an excellent foundation for an academic career as a criminologist. It can set you apart as a leading researcher and thinker in policy making and criminal justice settings. Your PhD can unlock careers in policing and security, victims service support, corrections, human rights or academia.     

    Potential occupations include:·

    • Criminologist
    • Policy maker/analyst
    • Intelligence officer
    • Security adviser
    • Researcher

    Potential employers include:

    • Correctional services
    • Intelligence and security services
    • Police
    • Government
    • Universities

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,300 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology

    Flinders University

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