Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Criminology

This course could change the way you think about the world. You’ll build your expertise in in the rapidly-developing field of criminology as you learn how to solve and prevent crime.

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Murdoch code

B1345

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

095504A
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Overview

Explore different perspectives of crime as you investigate why people commit offences, how to reduce or prevent crime, and how to help both victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.

Take a broad approach with a Bachelor of Criminology or choose to specialise in one of four majors.

You can combine these majors or add a major from another area of study such as Forensic Biology and Toxicology or Psychology. This will expand your understanding of criminology and help you to prepare you for a variety of career paths.

3 reasons to study Criminology at Murdoch

  1. Learn about money laundering, fraud and embezzlement in White Collar and Corporate Crime, the only course of its kind in Australia.
  2. Develop excellent communication skills with a range of role-play, negotiation and interactive activities.
  3. Be mentored by real-life criminologists who will inspire you to investigate social and crime problems from a range of perspectives.

What you’ll learn

  • Take an evidence-based approach to explore the world from a range of perspectives and approaches.
  • To understand the motives, methods and psychology of serious offenders
  • Develop your creative-thinking skills as you analyse and apply ideas and information from a variety of sources.
  • Explore how to recognise diversity and the rights and perspectives of others in various contexts.
  • Examine criminal cases and learn how to critically evaluate police procedures, the judicial process and how forensic evidence is interpreted.

Your future career

A degree in criminology could be your first step towards an exciting career anywhere in the world. Depending on the area of study you choose, you could work in a range of roles such as:

  • Criminologist
  • Prison or Probation Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Crime Scene Officer
  • Financial Crime Analyst
  • Policing in the wide range of police, investigative and security services

For further admission information about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Criminology. 

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

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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