18 months
21600 AUD/year
17600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Investigations program from Charles Sturt University is designed for experienced investigators, and those new to the field, to enhance their investigative knowledge and skills across a number of areas that impact upon modern investigations. These areas include financial crime, terrorism, intelligence and a range of international issues.  


The Master of Investigations from Charles Sturt University is the only course of its kind offered at an Australian university, and it has been developed with extensive industry consultation across law enforcement and investigation practitioners.

The course allows students to complete research-based studies relating to their jurisdictions. You'll be able to identify current issues in the sector and use research to develop best practice policy. 

You'll learn how to critically assess current policies and evaluate new and emerging trends in investigative practice. You'll be engaged in the analysis of practical multi-agency investigative methodology both in Australia and internationally. All staff involved in teaching the course have extensive professional experience as investigators.

Career opportunities 

This course is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of investigators in the public and corporate sectors. It aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced investigators and to help prepare investigators for management roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigations Principles
  • Digital Forensics  
  • Multi Agency Investigations
  • Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigations
  • Independent Knowledge Integration: Theory and Professional Practice
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

Applicants must be employed in an investigations role (police or private sector), and have one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field
  • Five years or more as a police officer, with associated in service training
  • Five years or more non police investigations experience, with associated professional training

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    17600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Canada or UK: $17,600
  • Domestic, Commonwealth Supported: $14,624


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