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Macquarie University

12 months
37200 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
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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.

Key features 

  • You’ll study core units that focus on synthesising the latest developments in criminology theory with critical thinking skills in the context of domestic and international policing, as well as in the operation of Australian criminal courts and corrective services.
  • You’ll learn how to apply disciplinary knowledge to explain the development of real-world crime problems.
  • You’ll evaluate and critique aspects of criminal justice policy in the areas of domestic and international policing, Australian courts and corrective services.
  • Electives allow you to broaden your knowledge in other areas of criminology, including terrorism studies, cyberterrorism and border security.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), including Optus through the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment that promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cybersecurity.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Criminologist 
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Detective
  • Forensic-related roles
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Policy officer
  • 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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


80 alternative credits
  • 1,5 years - 120
  • 1 year - 80


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

Meet two of the following three criteria:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • Minimum two years relevant approved work experience at a senior management level, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 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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