Bachelor of Criminology
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
The Bachelor of Criminology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and associated fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, crime and justice related research and policy, intelligence, forensics and customs.
It aims to give you the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex causes of crime, and contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. By combining subjects in law and criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines, this course fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective that is of value in a range of vocational settings.
First year core subjects will introduce you to key issues in relation to crime and criminal justice and the connection between the criminal justice system and human rights. You'll also examine the sustainability of our present system in terms of its social and economic cost, environmental impact and access to justice. Later year subjects on topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, victimisation, and research and policy development allow you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. At third year, you'll have an opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.
Advocacy for ex-prisoners and youth at risk, research, public policy development and review, crime prevention in the community sector, corrections, police (with additional qualifications), courts system, government departments including justice, border protection and customs.
Fees and costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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