The Master of Social Science (Policing Leadership) has been developed to serve the needs of serving police leaders who are seeking a Masters qualification in the social sciences or wish to complete a PhD.
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Policing Leadership at Western
This degree has been designed to provide a pathway to a masters degree in social science for individuals currently serving in a leadership capacity in a police service.
The program is designed to incorporate specialised study with the core program in the Master of Social Science. On completion students will have in-depth grounding in theory and research in the social sciences that complements their existing specialised knowledge and skills in the field of Policing Leadership.
Note: This pathway is only available to students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this specialisation of the Master of Social Science degree.
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As a policing leadership graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Commonwealth or state law enforcement and criminal justice agencies
- Intelligence agencies
- Border protection
- Security management
- Investigation roles within corporate or local government sectors
Federal or NSW Police Officer
Police Officers maintain public order and enforce laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders. Specialisations include: Bomb Squad Officer, Mounted Police Officer, Search and Rescue Officer, and Tactical Response Group Officer.
Correctional Officers work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates. Their duties involve observing prison behaviour, providing advice, administering first aid, assessing risk factors and preparing reports.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Social Researchers study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.