Criminology in Prato

When it comes to studying overseas, the Monash Criminology in Prato programme offers a truly unique experience. The Prato programme offers students the opportunity to study in this historic European setting though an intensive delivery.

Conveniently located just outside of Florence, and immersed in the picturesque landscape of Tuscany, the Monash Prato Centre is located in the elegant 18th Century Palazzo Vaj on Via Pugliesi, in the centre of Prato. The programme is designed for students to have the opportunity to tour historic sites and landmarks, and combine this with a flexible mode of studying.

The Federal Government has a Study Overseas site that lists a number of benefits in its FAQ sections about studying abroad in programmes such as this one.

Against this historic background, Monash Criminology delivers its European programme.

Winter Semester 2015

Criminology research and teaching has impacts locally, nationally and internationally. The Criminology program undertakes teaching, research and collaborative workshops with international scholars at the Monash University Prato Centre.

Students can choose to complete one or both of the following units.

Orientation Session:

A Criminology in Prato orientation session will be held during Semester 1, 2015 to provide further information on the modes of study and to allow students to ask questions and meet others before they leave for Italy.

If you are interested, please contact the Criminology in Prato coordinator or the Arts in Prato Team.

Criminology in Prato Coordinator

Dr James Roffee
Ph: +61 3 9905 2962

Students may enrol for one or both units. Each unit is 6 credit points.


To be eligible students need to fulfil the following:

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate degree and have already completed 48 credit points
  • Have a credit average
  • Be 18 years or age at time of departure
  • Be available to be in Prato, Italy for the entire teaching period

Students would be required to:

  • Seek approval from their managing faculty (if their course is not managed by Arts)
  • See an Arts course advisor to ensure the unit fits within their course progression
  • Get approval from the unit coordinator to undertake the unit
  • Submit the application to Arts Student Services with a copy of their bank statement and a receipt of payment of the deposit (which will go through ecart on the Arts in Prato website)

If the student has met all the entry requirements, the application will be sent to Monash Abroad to process any grants they are eligible, and for insurance to be arranged.