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.

Thomas talks about his experience as a Criminology graduate at Western.

A Policing degree like no other

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

HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

The HSC True Reward early offer program gives school leavers much needed peace of mind, providing an early offer into most programs at Western Sydney University based on Year 11 or Year 12 subject results.

Applications are now open to receive an early offer to begin in 2022.

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