Bachelor of Criminology
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.
English language requirement
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;
for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course;
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
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, intelligence, forensics and customs.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 089314B