This course could lead to an incredible career anywhere in the world. You’ll explore criminal behaviour, the nature of security, legal studies, crime science and how the world is threatened by terrorism.
- Full or part-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Full or part-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Terrorism – and how to deal with it – has become one of the biggest security challenges of our time.
This is the first course of its kind in Australia. It has been designed to build the expertise in criminology and security you need to help tackle today’s global concerns.
In our Bachelor of Criminology you can specialise in Criminal Behaviour, Legal Studies or Crime Science. Learn what causes growing crime rates, what goes on behind criminal minds and behaviours, and discover how the legal system shapes our society.
Our Bachelor of Global Security allows you to specialise in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies. Delve into the history and causes of terrorism, how it affects society and what can be done about it.
7 reasons to study a combined degree in Criminology and Global Security at Murdoch
- This course is not offered anywhere else in Australia.
- Learn new ways of thinking to help address terrorism, today’s biggest global security challenge.
- Explore a range of perspectives on issues including interpersonal violence, political violence and transnational crime, including money laundering.
- Gain a nuanced understanding of criminal behaviour, crime science and the security challenges of the Indo-Pacific region, including Australia.
- Travel to Indonesia for a semester as part of our Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program, and put your learning into practice.
- Your combined degree will give you a unique skill set, as you can step into two different fields and graduate with two qualifications.
- Learn from experts in terrorism and criminology issues. They might even pop up on TV or in printed articles in between lectures because they’re often asked for their expertise, opinions and advice in the media.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- international and transnational crimes
- psychology and law
- social and welfare law
- understanding international politics
- US policies and gloal security.
Your future career
Across the world, organisations are facing more dangerous and varied security threats than ever before. When you graduate, your career opportunities could include working in the intelligence services, Australian Defence Force, and state and federal government agencies.
Careers could include:
- Customs and Protections Officer
- Defence Force Officer
- Immigration and Citizenship Officer
- State and Federal Law Enforcement Officer
- Intelligence Services (private or public)
- Border Force Officer.
You could work in a range of industries including security and cybersecurity, intelligence, law enforcement, foreign affairs and aid, the court and legal system, non-governmental organisations (knowns as NGOs) and more.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this 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.
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.
Your Application Checklist
Your Document Checklist
Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.
- Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
- ATAR results
- STAT Test results