StudyQA — Bachelor: Criminology — University of New England


Study mode:Online Languages: English
Local:$ 12.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3282 Duration:36 months


The Bachelor of Criminology at UNE is an inter-disciplinary degree that draws upon areas of study such as criminology, forensic science, law and criminal justice, and the sociology of deviance. Students are able to choose a number of core and elective units that examine criminal law and procedures, policing, punishment, prisons, forensic science, theories of crime, rural crime and juvenile delinquency.

The degree also offers students the opportunity to undertake training in research methods and provides hands-on-experience within the criminal justice system through our WorkReady program. Graduates of a Bachelor of Criminology can seek employment in a wide-range of sectors, including: border control, correctional facilities, crime prevention agencies, government and policy agencies, intelligence and security, juvenile justice, police service and welfare.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Criminology is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a solid academic grounding and vocational qualification that may lead to a career in policy advice and development; policing and corrections; crime prevention; juvenile justice and child welfare; security industry; crime intelligence services; drug and law support services, environmental and industry regulation.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 12550 Year (National)
  • EUR 12550 Year (International)
Start date February,June,October 2015 Credits 144
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Criminology is concerned with understanding social constructions of crime and criminality. It provides graduates with a unique opportunity to develop both theoretical and practical skills and an understanding of criminology within a local and international context.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the causes and consequences of crime within Australia, including the role that the media and legal system play in shaping our understanding of crimes;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the major criminological and sociological theoretical perspectives that explain both crime and deviance. Graduates will be able to apply this theoretical understanding to practical criminological scenarios, providing graduates with a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and a wider knowledge base to assist with employment opportunities;
  • demonstrate the practical use of criminological research and study within the criminal justice system. Through undertaking research method units and practical work related units, graduates will develop practical skills that will enable them to apply their theoretical knowledge to the criminal justice system and to enhance their career prospective;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Criminal Justice System and the key institutions within this system, in particular policing and prisons. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key local and international political and social changes that have shaped the progression of the Australian criminal justice system;
  • demonstrate an ability to understand and critically evaluate criminological literature, including policy and government documents and media articles. Graduates will have the ability to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of academic and non-academic sources in an appropriate manner; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of various disciplines related to criminology, including sociology, social work, law, psychology and forensic science. Through studying various disciplines, graduates will gain a wide range of skills that will assist them in a variety of different workplaces.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Knowledge of criminology, the Australian criminal justice system, theoretical perspectives of crime, changing policy responses to crime control and the way in which crime is presented in media and political discourse will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities. This knowledge will then be assessed throughout the degree through a range of different activities.

    Communication Skills

    Communication skills will be taught and practised in lectures, tutorials and online activities. These skills will include oral, online and written communication skills that are appropriate for graduates to use within the workplace.

    Global Perspectives

    Graduates will learn about a variety of criminal justice systems, and the way that they have developed over time in relation to different political and social contexts. Graduates will be assessed on their capacity to understand how international events have impacted on Australia's adoption of certain systems, such as policing or prisons and why international events can have such a dramatic impact on our criminal justice system.

    Information Literacy

    Graduates will be taught, and directed to, relevant criminological literature and how to assess its validity. Graduates will be assessed on their ability to identify relevant literature and on their ability to critically analyse the literature.

    Life-Long Learning

    The development of intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills will be fostered in lectures, unit materials and online activities. Through completing the assessments, graduates will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write and discuss social issues. These are transferable and essential lifelong skills.

    Problem Solving

    Graduates will need to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources throughout their degree. Graduates will be able to evaluate and interpret information in a useful manner. Graduates will be assessed on their ability to deconstruct assignment tasks and to integrate theory and literature into their work.

    Social Responsibility

    Graduates will be taught about their professional responsibilities as a researcher to provide balanced and accurate research and data. In addition, graduates will be taught that they have a social responsibility to question and challenge some 'facts'.

    Team Work

    The development of collaboration and group participation skills will be developed through on-campus and online interactive teaching. Graduates will be able to participate in professional, respectful and ethical discussions.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by the University of New England, international applicants must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.


    The University offers a number of faculty/college and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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