This program is not being offered in 2022. Please view our Social Science programs for other study options.
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, globalisation both shapes, and is shaped by, crime and its perpetrators.
This new degree explores the changing dynamics of crime as it crosses national borders, challenges traditional forms of crime control and justice, and effects diverse societies in equally diverse ways.
Register for our Postgraduate Information Sessions
Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.
Register for our upcoming Postgraduate Information Sessions to explore where Postgraduate studies can take you.
We’ll be streaming live from October so you can hear from our academics and gain a better understanding of program content, admission requirements and career outcomes.
Explore the world of crime and justice
Covering a range of topics including genocide, environmental harm, corporate crime, the International Criminal Court, transitional justice and human rights, the degree takes you on a journey of critical thinking about some of the most urgent issues facing humanity. With flexible learning options available, the degree has you set to pursue a range of professional, policy and community roles in law enforcement, prosecution, global governance and crime prevention.
Early exit points at Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma level are embedded within this Masters programme.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $28,098*
Delivery: On campus
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Graduates of this program can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Criminal Justice Policy
- International Law Enforcement
- Global development
- Policy development
- Non-government organisations
With further training and/or degrees, you may become a registered police officer. Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts specific to a community and creating it as a policy that will benefit the wider community. You may specify in the area of crime and crime prevention.
Research involves compiling data, analysing trends and noting observations in the area of criminal and community justice. This work is recorded in reports that are used to assist with the development of that field.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.