Postgraduate course

Master of Criminology

Gain a competitive edge and learn specialised knowledge and advanced skills needed to respond to a wide range of tasks in the criminal justice system and the field of criminology. 

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Murdoch code

M1314

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

103447A
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Overview

This course will provide you with the skills to understand the fundamental matters of criminology. Whether you have graduated with a degree in criminology or from another discipline area, you will gain in-depth knowledge and skills to analyse contemporary issues challenging today’s criminal justice system.

As a criminology professional, you will need multidisciplinary and applied skills to investigate complex and evolving issues. You will gain an understanding of criminal behaviour and investigate complex crimes such as cybercrimes and terrorism. You will understand developing criminal justice issues, including how criminal law and evidence responds to new crimes, particularly in the business environment. 

If you have industry experience, a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, you can use this to obtain an advanced standing into the Master of Criminology, so you can gain your qualification quicker.

3 reasons to study a Master of Criminology at Murdoch

  1. Murdoch is the only university in Western Australia to offer this unique course.
  2. Study the latest developments in criminology theory with critical thinking skills in the context of domestic and international policing.
  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 treating criminal behaviour, as senior personnel in the Australian Federal Police and with the FBI and other foreign authorities.

Develop your skills

  • Gain advanced knowledge of criminological issues, concepts and theories in a range of contexts.
  • Develop applied methods to meet practitioner and real-world demands.
  • Apply specialist discipline knowledge in practical contexts and gain effective communication skills for the workplace.
  • Apply interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective to criminological issues.
  • Build professional development skills through optional units in business, research and work placements.

Your future career

A Master 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
  • Intelligence Officer
  • State or Federal Police Law Enforcement Officers

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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 tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous 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.

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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.

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