The Social Science - Police Studies degree at University of Tasmania brings together a range of disciplines that relate to human experience and behaviour, such as policing, criminology, risk management, law, sociology and psychology, politics, and public policy through two study options:
Whether you wish to work in policing, forensics, intelligence, risk analysis, justice, legal or correctional services, the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is the perfect degree to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for policing solutions in the real world.
The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management in Tasmania endorses these professional programs. The Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (which involves Commissioner's scholarships and interest-free loans) is an incentive for eligible Tasmania Police officers to undertake study at the University of Tasmania.Career outcomes
The degree provides a sound academic base for those considering careers in policing. For serving police officers, the acquisition of tertiary qualifications is clearly becoming advantageous for career advancement.
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In the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies), you take 2 majors, a minor and 4 elective units. This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
Minimum required score:
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Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. These include several categories of special admission. Entry to the course occurs normally in February, and there may be limited entry in July.
In-Service Pathway: Applicants must be employed as a Tasmania Police Recruit/Serving Police Officer.
Conventional Pathway: For all other applicants who are qualified for entry under the University Rules of Admission.
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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