Undergraduate

Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Global Security

This course could lead to an incredible career anywhere in the world. You’ll explore criminal behaviour, the nature of security, legal studies, crime science and how the world is threatened by terrorism.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1366

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

097992G
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Overview

Terrorism – and how to deal with it – has become one of the biggest security challenges of our time.

This is the first course of its kind in Australia. It has been designed to build the expertise in criminology and security you need to help tackle today’s global concerns.

In our Bachelor of Criminology you can specialise in Criminal Behaviour, Legal Studies or Crime Science. Learn what causes growing crime rates, what goes on behind criminal minds and behaviours, and discover how the legal system shapes our society.

Our Bachelor of Global Security allows you to specialise in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies. Delve into the history and causes of terrorism, how it affects society and what can be done about it.

7 reasons to study a combined degree in Criminology and Global Security at Murdoch

  • This course is not offered anywhere else in Australia.
  • Learn new ways of thinking to help address terrorism, today’s biggest global security challenge.
  • Explore a range of perspectives on issues including interpersonal violence, political violence and transnational crime, including money laundering.
  • Gain a nuanced understanding of criminal behaviour, crime science and the security challenges of the Indo-Pacific region, including Australia.
  • Travel to Indonesia for a semester as part of our Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program, and put your learning into practice.
  • Your combined degree will give you a unique skill set, as you can step into two different fields and graduate with two qualifications.
  • Learn from experts in terrorism and criminology issues. They might even pop up on TV or in printed articles in between lectures because they’re often asked for their expertise, opinions and advice in the media.

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:

  • international and transnational crimes
  • psychology and law
  • social and welfare law
  • understanding international politics
  • US policies and global security.

Your future career

Across the world, organisations are facing more dangerous and varied security threats than ever before. When you graduate, your career opportunities could include working in the intelligence services, Australian Defence Force, and state and federal government agencies.

Careers could include:

  • Criminologist
  • Customs and Protections Officer
  • Defence Force Officer
  • Immigration and Citizenship Officer
  • State and Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Intelligence Services (private or public)
  • Border Force Officer.

You could work in a range of industries including security and cybersecurity, intelligence, law enforcement, foreign affairs and aid, the court and legal system, non-governmental organisations (knowns as NGOs) and more.

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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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.

Find out more

 

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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