Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology (Combined)

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Discover where Criminology, Forensic Biology and Toxicology intersect with this unique combined degree. You’ll gain an understanding of the patterns of human behaviour associated with crime, how science can be used to help solve crimes, and the legal system that shapes Australian society. 

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1360
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 096885G
  • Course Code

    • B1360
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

At Murdoch University you can study a Bachelor of Criminology degree with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology and Toxicology to create a unique combined degree, not offered anywhere else in Western Australia.

You’ll learn about a range of forensic disciplines including forensic palynology (the use of pollen grains to connect a suspect with a crime scene), the pathology of asphyxiation, electrocution, gunshot wounds and fatal fire injuries, as well as how to recognise blunt and sharp force injuries and the weapons that cause them.

Combined with Criminology, you’ll have the option to specialise in Criminal Behaviour, Legal Studies, or Crime Science, the only course of its type in Australia. This unique combination will allow you to gain an understanding of the motivations and patterns of criminal behaviour in Australia, the science that helps solve major crime, and the justice system that governs the country. 

Your combined degree will give you a unique skill set and double your career opportunities with the ability to step into two different fields. Careers include: scenes-of-crime police officer, forensic investigator, laboratory analyst, and state and federal police law enforcement officers, intelligence services, Health Department or Hospital-related research.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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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.

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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.

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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. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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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.

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 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.

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.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT results

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)