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Graduate Diploma in Criminology

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 103448M

Level of study: Postgraduate


Security surveillance, terrorism, policing, cyber-crime and transnational crime are just a few of the areas you’ll explore to help you understand the inner workings of criminal behaviour.

You will learn how to evaluate, think critically, and apply theories and methods to real-world environments through work placements. Some of our students have previously undertaken internships within federal or state government agencies, including community safety departments or commercial providers including in domestic violence to inmate reintegration.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can gain direct entry into the Master of Criminology.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Criminology at Murdoch

Murdoch is the only university in Western Australia to offer this unique course.

Study the latest methods to meet practitioner and real-world demands.

Learn from leading academics who have significant real-world experience to ensure that your learning is at the forefront of professional practice. Some of our academics have worked in prisons, law enforcement and with government organisations.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

How to evaluate criminal issues, theories and concepts in a range of contexts.

Contemporary criminal justice issues.

Criminological methods, theoretical perspectives, techniques, and strategies for real world demands.

Interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective.

Your career

A Graduate Diploma of Criminology could see you working in public and private sectors nationally or internationally.

Other opportunities of employment include law enforcement, corrections, intelligence, international and cognate entities as well as a range of providers in the broad sphere of criminal justice. Some career pathways could include:


Cyber-security Analyst

Government Officer

Intelligence Officer

State or Federal Police Law Enforcement Officers

Intelligence & National Security Officer

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 28,800 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 year

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Recognised Bachelor degree or higher; or satisfactory preparation for the course through informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the Academic Chair.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150