Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Police Studies (R6L)

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule.

The Graduate Diploma in Police Studies is offered on a full fee-paying basis only at the Hobart campus and by distance. It is normally a 1 academic year (or 2 semesters) full-time or up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

Duration

1 Years full time

Up to 3 Years part time

Location

Hobart, Distance Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

1 Years full time

Location

Hobart, Distance Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 048265A


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The GradDipPoliceStuds aims to provide a quality tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework program. The course aims to provide students with:

  • a thorough grounding in policing theory and practice;
  • skills to engage in informed debate about major policing issues in contemporary society;
  • knowledge of recent developments in the field;
  • skills to conduct and appraise research critically.

Course structure

Students must complete 100% of coursework units from the schedule below including the core units HSP417 Contemporary Policing and HSP402 Advanced Policing Practices.

Schedule of units

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two (totalling 50 points) of the following:

This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology and criminal justice. The unit offers an overview of the major theoretical perspectives in criminology. There is a particular focus on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Offers an introduction to current thinking on the character of terrorism, its definitional ambiguity and its relationship to globalisation and the internationalisation of the media. The unit examines the emergence of terror strategies after 1945 and through an investigation of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

`Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide participants with advanced skills to undertake research projects in the field specific to their studies, in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. The emphasis is on research design and methodology in the distinct disciplines of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An advanced-level supervised seminar and reading program of study on selected topics in policing. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a survey and overview of interventions in the field of forensic studies. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work and psychology, and the sociology of forensic studies.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An approved combination of units from elsewhere in the University may, under certain circumstances, be substituted for 25 points of the above elective units.

Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
The Tasmanian Department of Police and Public Safety endorses this professional postgraduate course. Indeed, its Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (which involves Commissioner's scholarships and interest-free loans) is an incentive for eligible Tasmania Police officers to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Tasmania.

Credit

Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).

Tasmania Police Sergeants Course graduates are eligible to receive 12.5% credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Police Studies for studies completed since 1998. Tasmania Police Inspectors Course graduates are eligible to receive 25% credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Police Studies for studies completed since 1998.


Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree from the University of Tasmania or from another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.

Students seeking entry into postgraduate courses based on employment experience only (i.e. no bachelor degree), will generally only be allowed entry at Graduate Certificate level.

The successful completion of 100% of coursework units with Distinction average is the pre-requisite for undertaking any thesis unit. Students who do not achieve at Distinction level in coursework components, but nonetheless complete 100% of units will be able to exit with a Graduate Diploma.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Students who undertake the GradDipPoliceStuds may elect to complete the 50% Research Thesis unit and achieve the Master of Police Studies. Students who terminate their studies after completing the 50% of coursework core units are eligible to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Police Studies.

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.