• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The 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:

  • Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Crime, Deviance and Society
  • Juvenile Crime and Justice
  • Crime Prevention and Community

  • Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

  • Applied Social Research

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    82

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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). 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 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

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