Law, security and intelligence


As a pioneer of interdisciplinary law study in Australia, Macquarie prepares you to look beyond law as a set of rules and procedures. You’ll be challenged to think around problems and provide more innovative solutions – skills highly valued by employers. Our criminology and security studies options will give you the tools and knowledge you need for a career in the ever-changing defence, intelligence, justice and security sectors. Taught by senior academics and leading industry professionals, our courses allow you to build professional contacts with experts in Australia and internationally.

Career outcomes: barrister, solicitor, business consultant, cyber safety adviser, intelligence analyst, policy adviser, risk analyst, security consultant.


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Interested in law, security studies or criminology? Open Day is running a range of lectures, activities and academic advice sessions that will help you learn more. We’ve picked some of the best for you to check out.

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If you’d like further information or guidance about studying law, security studies or criminology, you can speak with our academic advisers throughout the day.


Law, security and intelligence

Our law alumni not only include Australia’s leading judges and managing partners of national law firms but also politicians and social commentators.

There’s a huge demand for graduates in security – Macquarie University and Optus have jointly established a $10 million Cyber Security Hub to help meet future workforce needs.

Our strong interdisciplinary approach provides you with a critical understanding of law and security matters, their development and their future direction.



Even though I’m only in my second year at Macquarie, I’ve already had access to so many opportunities; like Macquarie’s LEAP Refugee Mentoring Program where I had the chance to meet with students from refugee backgrounds each week, and help them think about what they want to do once they finish school.


Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Laws


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