18 months
38000 AUD/year
29200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Criminology program at Macquarie University will develop your skills in advanced criminology theory, applied criminological research and criminal justice policy analysis.   


Fraud. Corruption. Terrorism. Domestic violence. Cybercrime. Vandalism. Car theft. Gun crime. Assault. Understanding who commits these types of crimes, their motivations for doing so, how society responds to such crime, and how the impact of crime can be alleviated are all the pursuit of criminologists.

As a graduate from the Criminology program at Macquarie University, you’ll use your knowledge and draw from fields including sociology, psychology, psychiatry and social anthropology, to understand better, measure and evaluate crime.

Career Opportunities 

So that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills employers require now and in the future, we design many of our degrees and courses in consultation with a range of industries and sectors. Having such experts involved in creating the fundamentals of your degree or course provides you with opportunities to contextualise your learning, and gain the latest career insights.


  • Criminologist
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Detective
  • Forensic-related role
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Policy adviser
  • Private investigator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thought and Research Design
  • Australia's Approach to Law Enforcement
  • The Crimes of the Powerful
  • Advanced Criminology Theory 
  • Applied Criminology
  • Simulation in Criminology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 092009G  

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • or
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, and approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • or
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    29200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29200 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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