Examine crime from a range of perspectives including law, sociology and psychology, and learn how to reduce crime and help both victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
When you study Criminology at Murdoch University, you’ll learn a range of professional and personal skills, including how to think critically and creatively, and how to communicate effectively. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge widely sought after by a wide range of employers, including police, corrective services, and government agencies involved with criminal justice, the criminal courts and more.
As part of your studies, you’ll examine crime from a range of perspectives including law, sociology and psychology. You’ll learn to challenge common perceptions of crime with insights into why people commit offences, how to reduce or prevent crime, and how to help both victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.
You can combine double majors and degrees, depending on the career direction you’d like to pursue. Recommended double majors include Law, Business & Society, Security, Terrorism & Counterterrorism Studies, Forensic Biology & Toxicology and Psychology.
Combining a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a Bachelor of Laws as a double degree would give you an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system by applying both criminology and legal theory. However, if you don’t want to study a double major or double degree, you might choose to combine Criminology with a minor such as Crime Science or Criminological Psychology.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminology
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.Apply
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