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Applied Criminology

Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8089 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX889

Drawing on your knowledge of Australian and international criminal justice practices and policies, formulate solutions to real-world crime problems. With a focus on police, courts and corrective services, evaluate current crime reduction strategies.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Applied Criminology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Critically analyse, evaluate and compare a range of applied criminological practices and policies
    2. Apply a synthesised understanding of contemporary criminology theories to explain the development of criminal issues of domestic or transnational significance
    3. Employ independent research skills and disciplinary knowledge to evaluate domestic and transnational criminal issues
    4. Effectively communicate advanced disciplinary knowledge in both written and oral formats
    5. Effectively analyse and evaluate national and international criminal justice policy.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-CRM-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX889 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT889, PICX889
Pre-requisite Admission to MCrim or MSecStrategicStudMCrim or MIntellMCrim or MCyberSecMCrim or MCTerrorismMCrim

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Criminology

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