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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing, Master

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


Course highlights

  • Study at your own place and pace

    Charles Sturt University's Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing is offered online to give you the flexibility to fit study around your existing work, family or other commitments.

  • Tailored to meet the emerging needs of industry

    Developed with extensive industry consultation across law enforcement, intelligence, regulatory, banking and finance sectors, the Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing is the only course of its kind offered at an Australian university.

  • Choose your study pathway

    Depending on your existing qualifications and career aspirations, you can choose to complete a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree. If you've successfully completed the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) certification examination you'll be awarded 8 points of credit (equivalent to one standard CSU subject).

  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, CSU's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. CSU's courses offered through AGSPS span a broad range of global issues that include international terrorism, intelligence analysis, transnational crime, fraud and financial crime, corruption, cyber-crime, and natural disaster management.

Career opportunities

This course is for you if you're already working or wish 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 you to deepen your understanding of the discipline and seek higher level policy, planning, management and research positions in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Financial Crime Control and Risk Management 
  • Foundations in Financial Crime
  • Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal 
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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