Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301244 v.3 Master of Forensic Sexology


Course CRICOS Code: 032987J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides professionals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexual behaviour generally considered to be anti-social or pathological. Graduates are able to integrate this specialisation into their professional discipline. It also provides a comprehensive study based on recent research of biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recognised degree in one of the health professions, social work or welfare studies, law, criminology or the behavioural sciences including sociology or anthropology.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is equivalent to three semesters of full-time study and is also available part-time.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Sexology.

Course Organisation

Attendance at specified workshops is required.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Prospective students should be aware that media material of a sexually graphic nature is employed.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
301240 v.4   Forensic Sexology 650 4.0 25.0
5947 v.8   Sexology 650 4.0 25.0
6953 v.3   Bioethics 550 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301241 v.4   Forensic Sexology 651 4.0 25.0
301242 v.4   Forensic Sexology 652 4.0 25.0
301243 v.3   Criminology, Culture and the Law 650 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 2

300907 v.4   Sexology Research 650 9.0 50.0
300908 v.4   Sexology Dissertation 650 9.0 50.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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