With a strong focus on psychology, law and society, this Bachelor of Social Science - Criminology Major from Swinburne Online gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by crime.
You will understand why crimes are committed and how crime impacts society. Topics include the detection and prevention of crime, including policing issues and offender profiling. You will investigate how the corrections system works, including ethics and prison experiences and populations.
By examining the motivations behind criminal activity, you gain the skills to analyse trends, formulate policies and create systems for crime prevention.
Our graduates work in all areas of the justice system, from victim support to corrections programs.
What you will learn
- Forensic Psychology
Get an introduction to the criminal justice system and the methodologies involved in forensic work.
Explore the detection, understanding and prevention of crime.
Explore key issues in corrections systems including treatments, ethics and prison experiences and populations.
Gain an understanding of policing issues within criminology including training, selection and offender profiling.
- Community Development Officer
Foster social change and improve the quality of life within communities.
- Policy and Project Officer
Lead specialist project activities and manage the development of policies.
- Corrections Officer
Monitor and supervise offenders, and help integrate them back into the community.
- Immigration Officer
Work to maintain effective immigration control based on the country’s immigration laws.
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- Learning and Communicating Online
- Sociological Foundations
- Australian Politics
- Connecting with Culture: Indigenous Australian Experiences
- Fundamentals of Criminology
- Policing: Systems and Practice
- Cyber Crime and Security
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Criminal Law Criminology View 27 other Masters in Criminal Law in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Non-Year 12 entry
- Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
- Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Year 12 entry
- Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
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International19936 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19936 AUD per year during 36 months.
National14496 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14496 AUD per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.