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Field of Study

Cyber Criminology

Master of Cyber Security

Look at the criminological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological factors behind cyber crime.

What motivates cyber criminals? How can we better prevent victimisation? The more we interrogate these types of questions, the better we can manage and get ahead of cyber threats.

Whether you’re looking to upskill or re-stream into the cyber industry, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to make your mark in analysis, intelligence, law enforcement, security, or research roles.

In this field of study, you'll learn how to:

  • focus on the human side of cyber crime and cyber security, and employ human-centred analysis to cyber crime and cyber security problems, and
  • examine the motivations, methods, behaviours, and beliefs underpinning cyber crime offending, victimisation, and responses.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Policy adviser
  • Policy analyst
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Cyber crime investigator
  • Anti-money laundering investigator
  • Dark web intelligence expert
  • Researcher

Average annual salary range

Security Specialist


Average annual salary range

Anti Money Laundering Analyst


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Cyber Criminology and Global Security
  • Cyber Crime Foundations
  • Cyber Crime Offending
  • CyberCrime Regulation, Investigation and Responses
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Policy and Practice of Crime Control and Crime Prevention
  • Policing and Society

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