Legal Studies

Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) in Legal Studies

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Are you keen to explore how you can make a difference in the world when it comes to issues of human trafficking, crimes against humanity, and social and welfare law? Learn about the legal system and how it shapes our world.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1345
  • Study Mode

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

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

    • 095504A
  • Course Code

    • B1345
  • Study Mode

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

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

If you’re looking for an exciting career and the chance to make a difference, a major in Legal Studies within the field of criminology could really take you places. You’ll examine the Australian legal system and the way it shapes our society through a range of issues such as welfare law and human trafficking.

Law transcends all industries. Find out how the law interacts with other areas, taking units in criminology as you study the foundations of business law and other areas of the law.

You’ll learn about dispute resolution and have the opportunity to develop your own dispute resolution skills through role play and interactive activities. You will learn a variety of dispute resolution processes including negotiation, conciliation, mediation and arbitration.  

You will investigate the interactions between law, crime, frameworks in societies and the various social grouping within society.

8 reasons to study Legal Studies

  • Challenge the way you think about the world as you explore the legal system and how it shapes society.
  • Gain an understanding of various legal issues and how to apply this knowledge in different justice contexts.
  • Develop a variety of dispute resolution methods and a range of tactics to respond to conflict and disputes.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the role and operation of law.
  • Learn to produce high quality and persuasive communications (for example research reports, court reports and policy reports) so you are job ready when you graduate.
  • Build your network from within our Law School, making use of our strong ties to the Western Australian legal and business community.
  • Combine your degree or take on a double major in another discipline to expand your career prospects even further.
  • Learn from respected experts in their field who often appear in the media to share their insights on current events and issues.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • social and welfare law
  • criminological research methods
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • international and transnational crimes
  • law, justice and social policy.

Your future career

Studying a Bachelor of Criminology in Legal Studies will set you up for a career in the criminal justice system.

Careers could include:

  • Community Correction Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Paralegal Officer
  • Court Administrator.

You’ll graduate with the skills you need to pursue roles within the court and corrections, police services, youth work, community groups and government departments

Recommended double majors

Recommended combined degrees

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

  • Location

    • Perth campus and external
  • Mid-year Intake

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

    • School of Law
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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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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.

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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.

 

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

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or 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)