Criminology and Policing Programs

Become a force for good.

Western’s Criminology & Policing degrees can set you up for a great career in the Force, but the opportunities don’t end there.

Yes, our strong ties with police recruiters mean you’ll increase your chances of joining the NSW, Victorian or Australian Federal Police. But you can also fulfil your dreams of working in the criminal and community justice systems, corrective services, border protection, intelligence, security/fraud management, forensics, or computer forensics. What about child protection, probation and parole, social work? A career as a policy advisor? An investigative role in the corporate or local-government sectors?

Western offers the only Policing degree based in metropolitan Sydney. Plus, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art crime-scene training and research facility. It enables you to practice realistic crime scene investigation and gives you a hands-on introduction to collecting evidence.

In 2020, you can also take on postgraduate study with Western’s range of International Criminology degrees.


A Policing degree like no other

Western offers the only metropolitan Policing degree in NSW, and the only one based in Sydney.

Applications now open

HSC True Reward provides school leavers much needed peace of mind, with an early offer into most university degrees based on Year 11* or Year 12 results.

Learn more about early entry for 2023, including eligibility requirements, key dates and answers to frequently asked questions.

*Those that apply using their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.

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