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PGDip - Security and Crime Science as a subject

Please note

There will be no new enrolments into the Master of Security and Crime Science in 2022. An undergraduate minor in Crime Science is available in 2022 see below.

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,400 - $42,305 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*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.

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(SCS) and MSCS[1]

To complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Crime Science (SCS), students will need to complete 120 points at 500 level consisting of the papers prescribed for the 180 point Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS) with the exception of the 60 point dissertation.

Unless a student is approved to take CRSCI594, the compulsory papers for the MSCS degree are CRSCI501, CRSCI502, IRSST505, MAORI518, PSYCH544 and the 60 point dissertation CRSCI592.

Students enrolled in a 180 point MSCS will take the compulsory papers and another 45 points of papers from those prescribed in the Security and Crime Science Catalogue of Papers subject entry.

Depending on previous study, students who have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma may be given a waiver on 15 points of the compulsory taught papers required for the MSCS.

[1] The PGDip(SCS) and MSCS will not be offered in 2022.

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phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080 or

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Further information about the subject can be found at Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science