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Join one of the most sought-after, globally employable fields

Technology-enabled crime is on the rise and becoming more complex and diverse, with hacking attacks costing Australia approximately $1 billion a year. Our double degree in criminology and criminal justice and information technology provides a combined approach to tackling cybercrime. The degree focuses on developing a set of specialised skills in both advanced digital technology and the understanding of criminal behaviour, trends in crime, and policy development.

You will learn about the causes of crime and society’s response to it, whilst developing IT technical knowledge related to Information Systems and Network Security. Learning about trends in crime, government, the courts and policy development, students also have the flexibility to specialise with elective courses such as policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. Combining this knowledge with advanced skills in Information Communication Technology problem solving, programming, human computer interaction, data management, network security, and proficiency in ICT modelling graduates will have in-depth understanding of the theoretical frameworks underpinning the study of criminal behaviour.

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Study cyber security at Griffith

Building a cyber smart nation

Australia’s unique criminology degree is designed in collaboration with industry experts, building upon their own experiences to create a degree that will prepare you for real careers.

More opportunities

As one of the largest Criminology schools in the world, we can offer you a wider range of electives and more internship and workplace opportunities.

Learn from world-class academics

Griffith is one of only two universities in Australia to be awarded a rating of 'well above world standard' in criminology research*, recognising the strength of criminology scholars and teaching staff at the University. *Excellence in Research Australia 2015.

Thomas Spalding

Criminology and Information Technology double degree student

Thomas Spalding began his Criminology and Information Technology double degree in 2017. ‘I chose criminology because I had an interest in the field but while studying I thought I might brush up on IT because cybercrime has a lot of potential for jobs.’ Thomas also says that the double degree has exceeded his expectations from both an academic and a social perspective.

He hopes to work in fraud and cybercrime detection for a private institution before eventually moving into a role with the Australian Federal Police.

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Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

New Master of Cyber Security scholarship now available.

Career outcomes

Our graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries

You will find opportunities in police and law enforcement, corrections, intelligence data collection and analysis, crime prevention, regulatory enforcement and investigations. In addition, a criminology and IT double degree offers a range of opportunities beyond government and security firms. The largest companies in the world - Google, Facebook and Microsoft, for instance - hire cybersecurity specialists. Additionally government departments are creating positions around intelligence and cybercrime prevention.

  • Technology and cybersecurity manager
  • Chief information security officer
  • Security software developer
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity advisor
  • Cybersecurity program director
  • Cybersecurity administrator
  • Head of cybersecurity and risk
  • Data security analyst
  • Test engineer
  • Risk analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Cybersecurity activations lead
  • Project manager

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

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