Master of Police Studies (R7L)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 048270D
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis with fees established per unit enrolled.

The MPoliceStuds aims to provide a high quality qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework-plus-thesis 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 design, conduct and appraise research critically.

Career outcomes

Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
The Tasmanian Department of Police and Emergency Services 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 Master of Police Studies for studies completed since 1998. Tasmania Police Inspectors Course graduates are eligible to receive 25% credit towards the Master of Police Studies for studies completed since 1998.

Course structure

Students must complete 100% of coursework units from the schedule below including the core units HSP417 Contemporary Policing andHSP402 Advanced Policing Practices, plus the Research Thesis.

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 1
HobartSemester 2

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

PLUS

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 15,000 words commenced in Research Thesis A and completed in Research Thesis B. Guidance is provided by your appointed supervisor throughout…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 15,000 words commenced in Research Thesis A and completed in Research Thesis B. Guidance is provided by your appointed supervisor throughout…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

EITHER HSP701 (Full time) OR HSP703/704 (Part time) are undertaken after completion of all coursework units.
Choose 50 points from the following list:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

`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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 1
HobartSemester 2

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.

    Entry requirements

    Admission Prerequisites

    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.

    Direct entry for admission is approved subject to successful completion of 100% of coursework units with Distinction average prior to progression to thesis unit/s, is required for articulation to the this Masters.

    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.

    Articulation to

    Students who terminate their studies after completing 100% of the coursework units (including the core units) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Diploma in Police Studies.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    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

    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.

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