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Master of Criminal Justice

  • Masters (Coursework)

UC's Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) offers students an advanced working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$11,303 per year
International Fees
$46,050 per year

About this course

UC's Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) offers students an advanced working knowledge of the criminal justice system. The MCJ is a cohesive degree with taught courses, a research dissertation, and real-world project or internship opportunities for first-hand practical experience in criminal justice. It has a strong focus on developing the skills sought by the justice sector, including bicultural knowledge and competence, critical analysis of current and future policy, and professional understanding and theories behind crime and rehabilitation.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The Master of Criminal Justice will give students a professional understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand policy within government and public sector, and of the criminal justice system. Their skills in research, statistical analysis, writing and presentation, and bicultural engagement within real-world contexts are solid foundations for a career in criminal justice.

Graduates will be particularly well suited for roles in New Zealand Police | Ngā Pirihimana O Aotearoa, Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture, and Department of Corrections | Ara Poutama Aotearoa. They will also find work in Crown agencies, prisons, policy development and consultation, customs, private investigation and security, forensics, social services, and criminal justice research.

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