Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Explore criminal behaviour, relationships and the inner workings of the human mind as you combine psychology with criminology.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1347

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

095507J
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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study a combined degree in Criminology and Psychology at Murdoch

  1. 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.
  2. Choose from a range of majors, including two majors only available at Murdoch – Crime Science and White Collar and Corporate Crime.
  3. 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

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 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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