• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) program from Western Sydney University gives you highly developed skills and knowledge in criminology and related areas. If you have ever thought about the problem of crime and its prevention or how society defines and responds to crime, this degree could be for you.
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Overview

The Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) program from Western Sydney University offers you the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way, by examining the selective process of dealing with some acts and persons as criminal and not so other acts and people.

Areas of focus include: criminal justice institutions and practices; the development of criminology as a discipline and its various strands; forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies and debates; aspects of juvenile justice; the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment; policing, violence, gender and crime; cultural depictions of crime; and contemporary debates in criminology.

The core units you may study in this degree include: Working with Communities; Understanding Society; People, Place and Social Difference; The Individual in Society; Ethics in the Social Sciences; Social Research Methods; Applied Social Research; and Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice.

Your career

Graduates of this degree typically find employment in areas such as:

  • Policy advice and research
  • Community agencies
  • Child protection
  • Federal Police, NSW Police Service and other investigative agencies
  • International law
  • Enforcement and intelligence agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Individual in Society
  • Understanding Society
  • People, Place and Social Difference
  • Working with Communities
  • Social Research Methods
  • Ethics in the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 041159D
  • Alternate Entry Pathway: Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard
  • Western Sydney University Online students: Prospective online students apply for admission to this course directly through WSU Online. A student’s eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.
  • Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26240 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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