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  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

With a strong focus on psychology, law and society, this Bachelor of Social Science: Criminology at Swinburne Online gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by crime.

By examining the motivations behind criminal activity, you will learn how to analyse trends, formulate policies and create systems to help prevent it. And when you graduate, you’ll have the skills to work in all corners of the justice system, from victim support to corrections programs.

Career opportunities

  • 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. 

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
    • Duration description

      3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Communicating Online
  • Criminology: Theory and Practice
  • Policing: Systems and Practice
  • Capstone Unit: Advanced Topics in Criminology
  • Corrections: Systems and Practice
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Australian Politics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Sociological Foundations

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • 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.
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19176 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57540 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6564 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19698 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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