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.
- 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.
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Forensic-related roles
- Intelligence analyst
- Policy officer
- Private investigator
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Critical Thought and Research Design
- Australia's Approach to Law Enforcement
- The Crimes of the Powerful
- Advanced Criminology Theory
- Applied Criminology
- Simulation in Criminology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , National
- International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.
- 1,5 years - 120
- 1 year - 80
DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology Cyber Security View 20 other Masters in Criminology in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS CODE: 092009G
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
International37200 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 12 months.
National28800 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Sydney
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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