Undergraduate

Criminology

Are you fascinated by crime and the human mind? Crime, psychology, ethics and law are just some of the areas you will explore as you seek to better understand people and the criminal justice system.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

The transferable skills of critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity will hold you in good stead in any number of career paths. Criminology graduates can pursue a wide range of employment opportunities, from operational roles in the criminal justice system, to policy-making, research, analysis or education.

The transferable skills of critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity will hold you in good stead in any number of career paths. Criminology graduates can pursue a wide range of employment opportunities, from operational roles in the criminal justice system, to policy-making, research, analysis or education.

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

A major in Criminology can lead to further study at honours and/or postgraduate level. You could choose to apply for courses such as the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology.
A major in Criminology can lead to further study at honours and/or postgraduate level. You could choose to apply for courses such as the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology.

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

The Criminology major challenges you to apply criminological theory to analyse contemporary challenges relating to crime, victimisation, crime prevention and the criminal justice system. Criminology will see you study crime and criminal justice while drawing on knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines, including law, psychology, history, anthropology and geography.

About The Course

Crime affects all of society in various ways. Addressing crimes starts with understanding crime and criminal behaviour.
Criminology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CRIMN
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Criminology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CRIMN
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.