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Master of Arts (Criminal Intelligence)

Course structure

The course consists of three subjects for the Graduate Certificate and three or four (depending on the selection of electives) for the Graduate Diploma:

Graduate Certificate

JST492 Strategic Intelligence Practice (16 points)
JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
JST428 Operational Intelligence

Graduate Diploma

in addition to the subjects above:

JST452 Intelligence Management
JST449 Intelligence Research and Analysis

Two of the following:

JST408 Computers and Crime
JST413 Risk Management
JST478 Crime Mapping
or
JST493 National Security and Intelligence Issues (16 points)

Admission to Master of Arts

Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts, which offers specialisations in areas of policing. Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon completion of the dissertation requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Criminal Intelligence).

Enrolment pattern

Graduate Certificate

Session 1

JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
JST428 Operational Intelligence
OR
JST492 Strategic Intelligence Practice (16 points)

Session 2

JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
JST428 Operational Intelligence
OR
JST492 Strategic Intelligence Practice (16 points)

Graduate Diploma

in addition to the Graduate Certificate, above:

Session 1

JST452 Intelligence Management
JST449 Intelligence Research and Analysis

Session 2

Two of the following:

JST408 Computers and Crime
JST413 Risk Management
JST478 Crime Mapping
OR
JST493 National Security and Intelligence Issues (16 points)

Masters

In addition to Graduate Diploma

Session 1

JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal (16 points)

Session 2

JST531 Dissertation (16 points)

Articulation

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters Articulate.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Criminal Intelligence program is intended to provide law enforcement and intelligence professionals, whether they are in the police, public or private sectors with the opportunity to undertake studies at postgraduate level in the area of intelligence.

These courses are designed particularly to meet the growing needs of the intelligence-led paradigm in law enforcement and compliance. The subjects in the course cover a range of areas relevant to promoting sound industry relevant practice in the intelligence officer.

Specific areas include but are not limited to the following; an understanding of criminology and criminal justice the intelligence cycle, strategic, operational and tactical intelligence, crime analysis, critical thinking, analytical tools and tradecraft, contemporary professional debates, advanced research skills, crime mapping, risk management and national security issues.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Manly

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

Master: 3 years
Graduate Diploma: 2 years
Graduate Certificate: 1 year

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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