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.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
- 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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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.
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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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