Honours

Bachelor of Laws Honours / Bachelor of Criminology

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.

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Murdoch code

H1273

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

5

Selection rank

90

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Murdoch law students can work with real clients in a real legal practice setting.

Globally accredited law degree

A Murdoch law degree is recognised in Australia, Malaysia, India and Singapore.

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Overview

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 BehaviourCrime 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.

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:

  • Lawyer
  • Criminologist
  • Federal or State Security and Law Enforcement Officer
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • Financial Forensics Officer.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practicing lawyer, and has specific pre-requisites for registration that you must meet to qualify for admission.

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.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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