Graduate Diploma in International Criminology

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipIntlCrim

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1863.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 096598D

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

In a globalised world, crime and criminalisation have assumed new and transnational forms with mixed effects on human wellbeing and social justice. The aims and objectives of this course are to draw out the significance and range of these issues in international criminology, and to examine the viability of different preventive and criminal justice responses in relation to these.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

Professor Stephen


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above


Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in International Criminology will have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in criminology or criminal justice.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website.

Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the succesful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

1H session

102199Violence, Culture and Criminal Justice
102198Transnational Crime

Autumn session

102179Theories of the Social
101895Political Economy of Development

Spring session

102424Cyber Justice (PG)
102181Nation, Power and Difference
101896Development and Security

Choose one of

102341Debates in Global History
102180Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
102194Social Research in the Digital World

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