Undergraduate major

Crime Science

Learn how to apply your scientific problem-solving skills to investigate criminal cases and explore patterns of crime.

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Murdoch code

MJ-CRIS

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Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

Learn about what can cause growing crime rates and look closely at the “who, what, when, where, why” and how offences are committed.

In Crime Science you can combine your interest in science with your fascination for criminology. You’ll explore the areas of science that can lead to solving and preventing crime – and learn why more than one approach is often needed in problem-solving.

As part of your studies you’ll examine how crime hotspots are identified and how patterns of crime have changed over time. You will learn how data can identify and create opportunities for early intervention strategies and approaches to policing and crime prevention. Your studies will allow you to see the value of scientific methods in the analysis of crime trends and the difficulties faced by police forces in protecting the community.

3 reasons to study Crime Science at Murdoch

  1. Five-star rating for student-teacher ratio, overall experience, student support and teaching quality.*
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
  2. Murdoch is the only university in Australia to offer this course.
  3. Use real local data on local crime to analyse crime problems and propose targeted problem-solving strategies through working with the different disciplines that crime science covers – law, forensics and criminology.

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:

  • Forensic anatomy and anthropology
  • Forensic science and miscarriages of justice
  • Advanced criminology
  • Crime science
  • International and transnational crimes

Your future career

Studying a Bachelor of Criminology in Crime Science will set you up for a career in the criminal justice system. Careers could include:

  • Federal or State Security and Law Enforcement Officer
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Officer

You’ll graduate with the skills you need to pursue roles within the court and corrections, police services, youth work, community groups, government departments and criminal forensics.

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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