Master of Global Security and Justice (1923)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1923
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 113137K

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2023 or later.

The Master of Global Security and Justice has a distinctive emphasis on human security and social justice imperatives. It is interdisciplinary and encompasses domestic and international issues ranging from transnational crime, cybercrime and security, comparative international policing, irregular migration and trafficking, to the exploration of human rights abuses perpetrated across a range of diverse domains. It will equip students with critical thinking and ethical problem-solving skills that will remain resilient to rapid change across different security and political situations. The critically oriented fundamentals of the program will run in tandem with practical and transferable workplace skills that can be tailored to potential graduate careers across various security as well as humanitarian organisations. 

Early Exits

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Global Security and Justice (exit only) upon completion of 80 credit points as specified in the program structure.

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Justice (exit only) upon completion of 40 credit points as specified in the program structure.

Study Mode

Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Liverpool On-site Full-time Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson
Liverpool On-site Part-time Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson
Parramatta City - Macquarie Street On-site Full-time Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson
Parramatta City - Macquarie Street On-site Part-time Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the program but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation.  For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

There are two entry pathways into the program:

Entry Pathway A (120 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed

  • a Bachelor degree or equivalent in social sciences, law, humanities, or criminology/criminal justice, or policing; OR
  • a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; AND 2 years’ full time equivalent documented relevant professional experience OR 5 years’ full-time equivalent documented general professional experience

Entry Pathway B (160 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed

  • a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in any discipline; OR
  • an advanced diploma, or equivalent, in a related discipline AND five years full-time equivalent work experience at a managerial or professional level in roles in social sciences, law, humanities, or criminology / criminal justice, or policing.

Applicants seeking admission based on work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on their application.

Statement of Service 

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

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

The program length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and work experience.  Please refer to the recommended sequence for your admission pathway and intake.

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Global Security and Justice upon completion of at least 80 credit points including 40cps of core subjects and 40cps of any subjects in the program.

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Justice upon completion of at least 40 credit points including 20cps of core subjects and 20cps of any subjects in the program.

Entry Pathway A (120 credit points)

Successful completion of this pathway requires the completion of 80 credit points of core subjects, and 40 credit points of alternate subjects.

Entry Pathway B (160 credit points)

Successful completion of this pathway requires the completion of 80 credit points of core subjects, and 80 credit points of alternate subjects.

Alternate Subject Pool

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 7015Information and Data Governance Law and Policy10
LAWS 7007Australian Migration Law10
LAWS 7022International Human Rights Law10
LAWS 7019International Criminal Law and Justice10
JUST 7007Issues in the Criminal Justice System10
BEHV 7016Digital Social Research in Action10
HUMN 7019Emergency and Disaster Management10
HUMN 7037Researcher Engagement and Impact10

Master of Global Security and Justice  - Entry Pathway A (120 credit points) - 1.5 years

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Start Year Intake - Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CULT 5002 Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World 10
HUMN 5001 Borders, Mobilities and Justice 10
HUMN 7044 Theories of Difference and Diversity 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 6001 Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat 10
JUST 6001 Comparative International Policing 10
CULT 6002 Gender Security and Violence 10
HUMN 7041 Social Research in the Digital World 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
Choose one of 40
Social Science Training Placement ( 1H session)  
Social Science Research Project  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Mid Year Intake - Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
HUMN 6001 Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat 10
JUST 6001 Comparative International Policing 10
CULT 6002 Gender Security and Violence 10
HUMN 7041 Social Research in the Digital World 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CULT 5002 Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World 10
HUMN 5001 Borders, Mobilities and Justice 10
HUMN 7044 Theories of Difference and Diversity 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
Choose four subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Start Year Intake - Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CULT 5002 Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
JUST 6001 Comparative International Policing 10
CULT 6002 Gender Security and Violence 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
HUMN 5001 Borders, Mobilities and Justice 10
HUMN 7044 Theories of Difference and Diversity 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
HUMN 7041 Social Research in the Digital World 10
HUMN 6001 Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points120

Master of Global Security and Justice  - Entry Pathway B (160 credit points) - 2 years

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Start Year Intake - Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
HUMN 7044 Theories of Difference and Diversity 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
CULT 5002 Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World 10
HUMN 5001 Borders, Mobilities and Justice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 7041 Social Research in the Digital World 10
HUMN 6001 Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat 10
JUST 6001 Comparative International Policing 10
CULT 6002 Gender Security and Violence 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
Choose one of 40
Social Science Training Placement ( 1H session)  
Social Science Research Project  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Choose four subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Mid Year Intake - Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
HUMN 7041 Social Research in the Digital World 10
HUMN 6001 Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat 10
JUST 6001 Comparative International Policing 10
CULT 6002 Gender Security and Violence 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CULT 5002 Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World 10
HUMN 7044 Theories of Difference and Diversity 10
HUMN 5001 Borders, Mobilities and Justice 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
Choose four subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 40
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Choose one of 40
Social Science Training Placement ( 1H session)  
Social Science Research Project  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Start Year Intake - Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Choose two of 20
Theories of Difference and Diversity  
Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice  
Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World  
Borders, Mobilities and Justice  
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Choose two of 20
Social Research in the Digital World  
Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat  
Comparative International Policing  
Gender Security and Violence  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
Choose two of 20
Theories of Difference and Diversity  
Fundamentals of Cyber Crime and Security in a Global World  
Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice  
Borders, Mobilities and Justice  
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Choose two of 20
Social Research in the Digital World  
Transnational Crime and Human Security Threat  
Comparative International Policing  
Gender Security and Violence  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Choose two subjects from the Alternate Subject Pool 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points160