Postgraduate course

Graduate Diploma in Criminology

Make a positive impact on society by investigating criminal behaviour, why certain people commit crimes, their motivations and how to prevent it.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

G1093

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2 Trimesters

Selection rank

CRICOS code

103448M
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Before you graduate through the Murdoch University Cold Case Review initiative. 

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Overview

Security surveillance, terrorism, policing, cybercrime and transnational crime are just a few of the areas you’ll explore to help you understand the inner workings of criminal behaviour.

You’ll learn how to evaluate, think critically and apply theories and methods to real-world environments through work placements. Some of our students have previously undertaken internships within federal or state government agencies, including community safety departments or commercial providers including in domestic violence to inmate reintegration.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can gain direct entry into the Master of Criminology.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Criminology at Murdoch

  1. Murdoch is the only university in Western Australia to offer this unique course.
  2. Study the latest methods to meet practitioner and real world demands.
  3. Learn from leading academics who have significant real-world experience to ensure that your learning is at the forefront of professional practice. Some of our academics have worked in prisons, law enforcement and with government organisations.

Develop your skills 

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • How to evaluate criminal issues, theories and concepts in a range of contexts.
  • Contemporary criminal justice issues.
  • Criminological methods, theoretical perspectives, techniques and strategies for real world demands.
  • Interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective.

Your future career

A Graduate Diploma of Criminology could see you working in public and private sectors nationally or internationally.

Other opportunities of employment include law enforcement, corrections, intelligence, international and cognate entities as well as a range of providers in the broad sphere of criminal justice. Some career pathways could include:

  • Criminologist
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Government Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • State or Federal Police Law Enforcement Officers
  • Intelligence & National Security Officer

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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