Master of Social Science (International Criminology)

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 
 Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta City
Duration 2F / 4P
Apply Direct Code1770.1
UAC Code950840
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT
 International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta City
Duration2F
Course Code1770.1 [CRICOS CODE 059409K] 
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Views of crime and law enforcement as mostly occurring inside each nation state are now outmoded. We live in a globalised world characterised by the rapid transfer and exchange of finance and people, and this has mixed effects on human wellbeing and social justice. A pernicious result of this is the expansion of transnational crime including internet crimes and fraud, people smuggling, cross-border terrorism, and expansion of criminal syndicates trading illicit drugs, commodities and weapons across national borders. Yet along with this expansion of criminal opportunities, there has been a new commitment to transnational law enforcement and the enactment of notions of global justice in institutions such as the International Criminal Court addressing 'crimes against humanity'.

Who is this course for and what are the career outcomes?

This specialisation will attract people who have a passion for the subject matter of International Criminology or are seeking career opportunities in criminal justice policy, international law enforcement, and work in the global development and non-government organisation sector.

Educational and Personal Outcomes

Students can develop their own interest and extend their research skills with a fieldwork project of their choice.

What makes this course unique at Western Sydney University?

The units that are offered are up to date and taught by staff with national and international reputation for their expertise in criminal offending, victimisation and law enforcement. Unlike traditional university subjects, these will be taught in a mixed online and face-to-face format in order to give learning flexibility to students.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Admission information and course structureInternational Criminology specialisation units

Career opportunities for this specialisation

Career outcomes and opportunities

  • criminal justice policy
  • international law enforcement
  • global development 
  • non-government organisation sector

Academic Profile

Professor Stephen Tomsen

Stephen Tomsen is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. Previously he was the Associate Dean / Research Training, Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle, Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney, and he has held visiting fellowships in the United Kingdom (Birkbeck, Keele and Westminster), the University…

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How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.

If you are an international student, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International. Step by step instructions are available on the International Admissions pages.