UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Auckland
Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.
After graduating with a BA, you can complete a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, it can be a pathway to a further year of study in a Master of Arts programme.
The BA(Hons) is an opportunity to extend your understanding of an academic area that you already find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful. There's also the option of pursuing a subject that's different from your undergraduate major so long as you have the required background.
During your honours year, you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars. It's a great opportunity to hone skills that will be an advantage in any career.
Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.
Criminology focuses on both the causes of crime and the different ways societies respond to deviance.
Criminology is concerned not just with crime, but with the broader issues of social control and deviance and how these affect punishment and criminal justice.
You can study topics including restorative justice, cybercrime, penology, gender, policing, prisons, cultural criminology, justice policies and indigenous perspectives.
Where can Criminology take you?
A background in Criminology can open up career opportunities in social policy and criminal justice. You can develop analytical and research skills that will also be useful in many other careers.
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.
Where could this programme take you?
The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by taking your transferable skills and specialist knowledge to the next level. You will develop insights and solutions, sharpen your analysis of complex information, and formulate robust arguments. The enduring experience of honours-level study can steer you in many different directions as you prepare for the future world of work.
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Further study options
Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
Taught 120 points
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.