36 months
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Criminology is the study of crime and deviance – seeking to understand the causes of crime, the extent and consequences of crime, as well as methods of crime prevention. The Criminology program is offered by University of Adelaide.


What will you do?

The Criminology program from University of Adelaide prepares you to think critically about crime and the criminal justice sector, as you:

  • examine criminal and anti-social behaviour
  • debate the causes and consequences of crime
  • investigate policing and crime prevention techniques
  • question justice and corrections systems
  • learn how to conduct research on emerging threats, such as cybercrime, organised crime, and terrorism.

Where could it take you?

Criminology graduates are empowered to pursue a wide range of different employment opportunities. You may choose to work in an operational role in the criminal justice system, or within one of the critical external organisations supporting the sector. You may follow a path into other professional settings, such as policy-making, research, analysis or education. You could combine your degree in criminology with other degrees, majors or minors, to pursue a career in law, forensics or psychology, amongst others.

Career Readiness

Our graduates will go on to a wide range of rewarding careers. Many find employment amongst the various operational professions that make up the criminal justice system, such as in policing, security, intelligence, corrections and court administration.

Elsewhere, graduates choose employment across the vast array of other hands-on and critical welfare and support roles that enhance outcomes for victims, offenders and the community at large. Other graduates take on policy-making, research, education or entrepreneurial roles for a diverse cast of employers including Commonwealth, state or local government agencies, universities, schools and various other training or service providers.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Enquiring Mind
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Criminological Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 089645E

  • Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
  • Selection Rank (International) 75
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
  • United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 36 months.

Commonwealth-supported place: $10,490

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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