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Field of Study

Cyber Criminology

Master of Cyber Security

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

What motivates cyber criminals? The more we interrogate this question, 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 intelligence, law enforcement or security in either management, investigative or threat analysis roles.

You'll learn how to:

  • Expertly review and evaluate cyber security information
  • Collect, process, analyse, and present information to develop intelligence


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

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

  • Digital forensics specialist
  • Policy adviser
  • Cyber crime advisor
  • Privacy policy advisor
  • Cyber crime investigator
  • Anti-money laundering investigator
  • Dark web intelligence expert

Early-career salary

Forensic Computer Analyst


Hot Jobs

Anti Money Laundering Analyst


(Average salary)

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:

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Australian Crime Policy
  • Crime prevention Policy & Practice
  • Cyber Crime Foundations
  • Cyber Crime Offending
  • CyberCrime Regulation, Investigation and Responses

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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