Explore criminal behaviour, relationships and the inner workings of the human mind as you combine psychology with criminology.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Examine crime from a range of perspectives – including law, sociology and psychology – as you learn how to reduce and prevent crime, and help both victims and offenders in the criminal justice system. Explore how the mind works, why people commit offences, and what can be done to rehabilitate them. You’ll have the option to specialise in Legal Studies, Criminal Behaviour, Crime Science or White Collar and Corporate Crime.
By combining your criminology degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, you’ll build your expertise in the social and developmental areas of psychology, and complete a unit in Family Relations and Social Development. You’ll examine leading-edge research and practical applications to explore how we make sense of ourselves.
7 reasons to study a combined degree in Criminology and Psychology at Murdoch
- Use real local data on local crime to generate hypotheses about crime patterns and trends.
- Graduate with two qualifications, a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
- Your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a first step towards becoming a registered psychologist.
- Build your network from within our Law, Psychology and Criminology disciplines, making use of our strong ties to the Western Australian legal, psychology and business community.
- Learn from respected industry experts who often appear in the media to share their insights on current events and issues.
- Choose from a range of majors, including two majors only available at Murdoch – Crime Science and White Collar and Corporate Crime.
- Strong growth is predicted for Psychology jobs in Australia over the next 5 years*.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020
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:
- criminal behaviour
- international and transnational crimes
- psychological science
- cultural psychology
- psychology and law.
Customise your course
A combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:
Your future career
This course will give you a combination of skills and specialised knowledge which will expand your career options. Your career options could include:
- Crime Journalist
- Crime Prevention Officer
- Community Correction or Juvenile Justice Officer
- Court Administrator
- Paralegal Officer.
You could work in a range of industries including the media, in business, roles with local, state and federal government or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
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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