Gain a competitive edge in your law career by combining your Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Criminology and explore the role and operation of law in the criminal justice sector.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
At Murdoch University you can combine a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Criminology.
You’ll examine crime from a range of perspectives, including law, sociology and psychology and learn how to reduce or prevent crime, and help both the victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.
When you combine your law degree with a Bachelor of Criminology, you can choose to major in Criminal Behaviour, Crime Science or White Collar and Corporate Crime. The Legal Studies major is not available as part of the combined structure.
8 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Criminology at Murdoch
- Work with local, national or international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have interned with the WA Police in the Evidence Based Policing Unit.
- Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
- Make new friends, enjoy some fun social events and build your network as a member of the Murdoch Student Law Society (MSLS).
- Travel while you earn credit towards your degree, with opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, India, and more.
- Earn credit towards your degree with hands on legal training in our award-winning clinic working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
- Graduate with two qualifications, enhancing your career prospects and learning to work across different industries.
- 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.
- Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch students who have worked on real cold cases and travelled overseas to work with governments in post-war zones.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. As part of your combined degree, you'll learn:
- criminal law and procedure
- legal protection of international human rights
- international and transnational crimes
- criminal behaviour.
Customise your course
A combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. In addition to law, you can major in the following criminology degrees:
Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:
- Law + Business
- Law + Commerce
- Law + Arts
- Law + Communication
- Law + Global Security
- Law + Psychology
- Law + Science.
Your future career
Studying law in combination with criminology can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to pursuing a career in the police force.
You could work in the public or private sector, fighting for the rights of those who are disadvantaged or unfairly treated, and creating a better society.
Careers could include:
- Federal or State Security and Law Enforcement Officer
- Crime Prevention Officer
- Financial Forensics Officer.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.
This degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- 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.
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