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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
Interested in the psychology of crime? This Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice double degree from University of the Sunshine Coast gives you an in-depth understanding of the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, as well as crime-related applications of psychology.
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Overview

In the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice double degree from University of the Sunshine Coast, you'll examine the professional practice of psychology and develop an understanding of the scientific basis of psychological research.

In this degree you will:

  • Learn about human behaviour, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies
  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
  • Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, and more

Career opportunities

  • Law enforcement
  • Crime victim support services
  • Intelligence
  • Custodial corrections officer
  • Community corrections officer
  • Criminologist/crime researcher
  • Security/intelligence analyst
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Criminal justice policy officer
  • Child safety officer
  • Criminal justice advocate
  • Human resource manager
  • Youth support officer
  • Disability support officer
  • Customs and border protection officer

Accreditation

This course is designed to meet the national accreditation requirements adopted by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You can complete further study to become a registered psychologist, clinical psychologist or pursue an academic career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Thought
  • Current Directions in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Social Psychology 
  • Motivation and Emotion 
  • Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    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

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 088621K

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 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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