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Security Studies and Criminology

DURATION
0.5–1.5 years full-time

STUDY MODE
Full-time, part-time, on campus, online

Did you know?
We’re ranked 1st in Sydney for overall quality of educational experience and teaching (QILT, 2017).

Overview

The global security and intelligence landscape is more complex than ever. And the job market for specialists in security, intelligence and criminology is highly competitive.

Our practical courses will give you the skills to analyse emerging security threats – from geopolitical and geostrategic change, terrorism and intelligence, through to cyber security and organised crime – and rise above these challenges.

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The global security and intelligence landscape is more complex than ever. And the job market for specialists in security, intelligence and criminology is highly competitive.

Our practical courses will give you the skills to analyse emerging security threats – from geopolitical and geostrategic change, terrorism and intelligence, through to cyber security and organised crime – and rise above these challenges.

You’ll be taught by industry experts and benefit from our department’s strong connections with key industry and government agencies, including the Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the New South Wales Police Force.

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The global security and intelligence landscape is more complex than ever. And the job market for specialists in security, intelligence and criminology is highly competitive.

Our practical courses will give you the skills to analyse emerging security threats – from geopolitical and geostrategic change, terrorism and intelligence, through to cyber security and organised crime – and rise above these challenges.

Read More...

The global security and intelligence landscape is more complex than ever. And the job market for specialists in security, intelligence and criminology is highly competitive.

Our practical courses will give you the skills to analyse emerging security threats – from geopolitical and geostrategic change, terrorism and intelligence, through to cyber security and organised crime – and rise above these challenges.

You’ll be taught by industry experts and benefit from our department’s strong connections with key industry and government agencies, including the Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the New South Wales Police Force.

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See how Macquarie prepares Security Studies and Criminology students to tackle real-world challenges.

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What they're saying

Testimonial

Sabine Baunin
Recent Macquarie graduate and now Cyber Security Consultant at EY

"Studying international security and experiencing diverse cultures overseas during my bachelor degree launched my interest in the sector. Therefore, I applied for a masters to expand my knowledge and focus my career path. I specialised in intelligence.

Completing an internship with a NSW Police Cybercrime Unit was one of my highlights of the course. I hadn’t previously focussed on this topic, but it was a great experience and I learnt so much from a law enforcement perspective.

The sector is amazingly diverse - people working and studying approach it from various walks of life and multiple perspectives, which I embraced as I was studying.”

Research and teaching excellence stories

Research and Teaching Excellence stories

Professor Ben Schreer, Head of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, teaches and researches in security and strategic studies, with a main focus on Asia-Pacific strategic trends and the evolution of Australian defence policy. He teaches Geopolitics and Geostrategy to postgraduate students and publishes regularly in journals related to his areas of research interest.

Professor Schreer regularly provides expert advice to national and international media on these subjects. Most recently he has commented in the Sydney Morning Herald on Sino-Japanese relations in the wake of Japan sailing a large warship through the South China Sea; power struggles in North East Asia for SBS; and USA expectations about Australia’s role in Asia-Pacific region, for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Professor Schreer is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (JPICT) and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

Where could your degree take you?

Studying our security studies and criminology courses could set any of the following careers in motion:

  • community engagement officer
  • counter terrorism expert
  • crime prevention strategist
  • intelligence analyst
  • military intelligence officer
  • policy officer
  • researcher
  • risk analyst
  • security analyst

Employers who work with our graduates

  • Australian Army
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • Cyber security consultancies
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • New South Wales Police Force
  • Westpac

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement, but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship.

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Recognition of prior learning

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

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