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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at Charles Sturt University provides students working in the field with the opportunity to conduct research and contribute to knowledge and practice in their discipline.


Why study this course?

The Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at Charles Sturt University is the only course of its kind offered at an Australian university. The course was developed with extensive industry consultation in the law enforcement, intelligence, regulatory, banking and finance sectors.

CSU's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security is ideally positioned to provide education in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing field, due to its extensive level of industry collaboration and engagement and the academic and professional profile of teaching staff.

Depending on your existing qualifications and career aspirations, you can choose to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master degree.

Students who have successfully completed the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) certification examination will be awarded 8 points credit (equivalent to one standard CSU subject).

This degree is offered by distance education, enabling you to fit study around your existing work, family or other commitments. You will have the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers with expertise in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing field.

Career opportunities

These courses are designed for students who are already working or wishing to work in compliance, regulation, law enforcement, finance, banking and security fields in roles relating to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. Gaining a qualification in this field will allow graduates to deepen their understanding of the discipline and seek higher level policy, planning, management and research positions in the field.


Charles Sturt University is a statutory corporation established by the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 of the New South Wales Government.

University is registered, and may lawfully operate as a University in New South Wales and deliver courses of study inside and outside Australia, in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Higher Education Act 2001 of the State of New South Wales in Australia.

Programme Structure

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma and 32 points from the following:

  • Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal 
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature for a Master of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing shall have an appropriate Bachelors degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent).


Complete all of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at a credit level or above or an equivalent graduate diploma completed at an Australian university or overseas equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    15200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


  • Australian and New Zealand students : $1700


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