PGCert - Security and Crime Science as a subject
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.
Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.
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|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$17,950 - $22,875 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
Papers available within Security and Crime Science
Prescriptions for the PGCert(SCS), PGDip(SCS) and MSCS
To complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Security and Crime Science PGCert(SCS), Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Crime Science PGDip(SCS), or Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS), students must complete CRSCI501 and CRSCI502.
Students completing a PGCert(SCS), will need to complete an additional 30 points from the 500 level papers listed for Security and Crime Science, excluding the 60 point dissertation.
Students completing a PGDip(SCS), will need to complete an additional 90 points from the 500 level papers listed for Security and Crime Science, excluding the 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under section 2 (a) of the MSCS regulations must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including least 45 points from the papers listed for the subject in List A: Advanced Study of the regulations for the MSCS.
Students admitted under section 2 (b) of the MSCS regulations must complete 120 points from approved 500 level papers, including at least 45 points from the papers listed for the subject in List A: Advanced Study of the regulations for the MSCS.
Depending on previous study, students who have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma in a subject other than Security and Crime Science may be given a waiver of 15 points of the taught papers required for the MSCS, except for the compulsory papers.
 The MSCS will not be offered in 2024.
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Further information about the subject can be found at Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science