I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle
UAC code484890 - Newcastle
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
Program Code40271
Selection Rank
65.00
76.95 (Median SR)
This was the minimum selection rank for recent school leaver offers this year. It may change next year.
Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Criminology, and Bachelor of Psychological Science

Program handbook

Description

Combining the study of criminology with an accredited 3 year psychological science degree will allow students to apply knowledge of human behaviour to a wide range of fields within the criminal justice area, but will also enable students to continue their professional training in psychology.  This program will prepare students for a career as a psychologist or specialise in such areas as forensic psychology, clinical psychology and other accredited psychology postgraduate pathways.   Foundational professional skills such as counselling and applied neuropsychology are also part of the accredited psychological science degree and combined with the research training within both criminology and psychology, graduates of the combined program are well placed for many careers.

Please note that registration as a psychologist requires completion of an accredited 4th year such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) plus postgraduate training in psychology.

This program is conditionally accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
  • Cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
  • Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
  • Cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • Communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
  • Professionalism: You will have developed a sound and critical understanding of the function and role of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
  • Professionalism: Worked independently and/or collaboratively, in a professional and ethical manner, in exploring ways to improve access to justice for those that come into contact with the criminal justice system
  • Professionalism: You will have engaged and/or collaborated with students from allied disciplines to explore the multidisciplinary nature of the criminal justice system
  • Scholarship: You will possess a scholarly and critical appreciation of the importance of the clarity of communication in the field of criminal justice; including written and oral submissions
  • Comprehended and applied a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach, including the following topics: the history and philosophy underpinning the science of psychology and the social, cultural, historical and professional influences on the practice of psychology, individual differences in capacity, behaviour and personality, psychological health and well-being, psychological disorders and evidence-based interventions, learning and memory, cognition, language and perception, motivation and emotion, neuroscience and the biological bases of behaviour, lifespan developmental psychology, social psychology, culturally appropriate psychological assessment and measurement, and research methods and statistics.
  • Applied knowledge and skills of Psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
  • Analysed and critique theory and research in the discipline of psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in Psychology.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and teamwork.

Details

Information correct as at27 Oct 2021 8:00 pm
Program code40271
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus65.0076.95

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Biology or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    The Combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science is a 320-unit undergraduate qualification. Admission to this program is available to Australian students and Australian residents. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here . During the admission process, adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.  

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    There is a requirement for a minimum 7.0 IELTS result (with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest) or equivalent.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.


    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


    Professional recognition

    Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

    Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Psychological Science will have completed a three year accredited sequence in psychological science. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science seeking provisional registration with the Psychologists Board of Australia are required to undertake an accredited 4th year in psychological science, the University of Newcastle offers the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). Whilst applicants may have achieved a grade point average to enable application to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program, an offer is not guaranteed due to a limited amount of places available. Applications will be ranked by academic merit.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    320 units

    Program duration

    4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    This program requires the successful completion of 320 units.

    Students must not exceed a maximum of 100 units at any level in each of the component programs.

    Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

    To fulfil the requirements of the program students must complete:

    • 80 units of Criminology Core Courses; and
    • 160 units of Psychological Science Core Courses; and
    • 80 units of electives.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

    The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

    You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

    Additional documents


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Criminology Core Courses

    Complete the following 80 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CRIM1010Introduction to Criminology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CRIM1020Victimology
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CRIM2001Criminal Justice in Practice
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CRIM2020Criminal Psychology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
    10 units
    CRIM2030Criminology in the Legal Context
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CRIM3001Criminal Justice Placement
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CRIM3010Crime, Power and the State
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    20 units

    Psychological Science Core Courses

    Complete the following 160 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    PSYC1000Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
    10 units
    PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC1200Foundations of Psychological Practice
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
    • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC2200Foundations of Psychological Interventions
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC2400Biological Psychology
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC2500Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Disorders
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
    10 units
    PSYC2600Personality and Social Psychology
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC3200Foundations of Applied Psychological Science
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    PSYC3700Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
    10 units
    PSYC3800Advanced Special Topics in Psychology
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
    10 units

    Electives

    Complete 80 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

    80 units

    Suggested electives

    Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

    A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

    CodeTitleUnits
    ABOR1390Australian Aboriginal People and Human Rights10 units
    CRIM2010Media Criminology10 units
    HIST2006Australian Underworlds: Histories of Crime in Australia10 units
    HUSE2002Child Protection Work10 units
    HUSE2003Juvenile Justice10 units
    HUSE2005Gendered Violence10 units
    LEGL3009Law for Social Work and the Social Sciences10 units
    NURS2103Mental Health Professional Practice10 units
    SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction10 units
    SOCA1050Youth, Health and Crime: A Sociological Introduction10 units
    SOCS2400Applied Social Research10 units
    SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation10 units
    SOCS3200Applied Social Research Project10 units
    SWRK2003Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice10 units
    SWRK2005Violence, Abuse and Trauma : Theory and Practice10 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

    Applying for Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Psychological Science

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    Let's just check you are eligible

    Pick your situation from the list below for more information. Current students looking to transfer and students who have successfully completed an enabling program like Open Foundation or Newstep should see application information for current students.

    If you are an international student, read the information below before completing an application.

    As someone who recently completed secondary education, either at high school, TAFE or another VET provider, you will generally be considered for entry based on your Selection Rank (SR). Some degrees have additional entry requirements such as auditions or interviews and where required you will find these listed on the relevant degree page.

    Try to choose what you are most interested in and then research some back up options with lower Selection Ranks (SR) to put as your later choices. A good tip is to look at degrees that may have similar first year subjects. This will help you reduce your overall study time if you want to apply to transfer to your degree of choice after the first year. We also recommend choosing one of our free pathway programs as a backup option as your fifth preference on your UAC application. Selection Ranks (SR) requirements for our degrees do change from year to year so only use the Selection Rank (SR) as a guide.

    You should start planning your way into uni from Year 10 onwards. Think about:

    • Using our study areas to narrow down study options based on what you are interested in
    • Come and speak to us at events like Open Day, Schools Visit Day and campus tours
    • Check the Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies of the degrees you are interested in
    • If you are a high performer you can get a head start by completing some uni subjects while still at school
    • Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates
    • Have a look at adjustment points and other entry schemes that may give you an extra boost
    • Decide on some back up options like Open Foundation and other entry pathways if you don't get the required marks
    • See our Application FAQs .
    • Have questions? Ask a student.  We know you must have heaps of questions about university life – what’s needed to get into your degree, where to go for support, what on-campus accommodation is available and of course, where to find the best coffee. Jump on our website to chat to one of our Student Ambassadors.

    Secondary results don’t have a use-by date, so even if you completed high school 20 years ago, these results may be used to apply to the University of Newcastle. You can use your ATAR or equivalent (UAI, TER etc) to apply irrespective of when you completed Year 12.

    It can be complicated to calculate your Selection Rank (SR) based on high school results prior to the introduction of the ATAR in 2009. Contact us at 1300 275 866 and let us do the calculating for you.

    If you don’t think you will meet the Selection Rank (SR) for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

    For advice on these other options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866.

    If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. TAFE and private providers, as well as some universities, typically offer Certificate III, IV and Diploma Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards. Some also offer Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees.

    For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. Selection ranks from different individual qualifications are not combined or added together to form a rank. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission. Different selection ranks are assigned to VET courses with graded assessment and competency based (ungraded) assessment. The tables below provide information on how to assess your selection rank based on your AQF qualification.

    TAFE Guaranteed Entry

    Many of our students come to us after completing TAFE studies. You can gain guaranteed entry into many of our 2021 undergraduate programs if you have previously completed an accredited Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO).


    Complete Graded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

    Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Diploma Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
    6.5+ 95 96.95
    6.25-6.49 93 95.25
    6.00-6.24 90 93
    5.75-5.99 88 91
    5.50-5.74 86 89
    5.25-5.49 83 86
    5.00-5.24 81 83
    4.75-4.99 78 80
    4.00-4.74 75 76

    Complete and Incomplete Ungraded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

    Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma Rank - AQF Diploma
    76 75


    Complete Graded AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

    Please note: Certificate III qualifications and below are not accepted for the Bachelor of Nursing program.

    Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
    6.5+ 78 90
    6.25-6.49 78 88
    6.00-6.24 77 86
    5.75-5.99 76 84
    5.50-5.74 75 82
    5.25-5.49 73 80
    5.00-5.24 71 78
    4.75-4.99 69 75
    4.00-4.74 67 73


    Complete Ungraded AQF Certificate III and AQF Certificate IV

    Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
    6773

    Note: Incomplete VET studies must be AQF Diploma level or above and more than 0.2 of a full time student (FTE) to be considered for admission.


    It is probably best to contact our Enquiry Centre on 1300 275 866 to discuss your qualifications and grades. Our team are happy to advise you on your options.

    Your previous qualifications may also make you eligible for credit to your degree. This will cut down on your study time. You can apply for credit before you start. See our credit page for more information.

    If you don’t think you will meet the requirements for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

    If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average (GPA) (or Grade Average as a percentage for pathway programs like Open Foundation or Yapug) can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. To ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. The selection rank from this qualification is not added to your ATAR. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission.

    If you have completed a degree and want to move onto postgraduate study please see our Postgraduate website.


    Bachelor degree studies

    Min GPA (>0.5FTE*) Selection Rank
    6.5+ 97.30
    6 93.40
    5 86.30
    4 77.65
    3 67.25

    *Your GPA can only be calculated if you have completed at least 20 units of study. A full-time study (FTE) load is usually 80 units per year.


    Completed pathway (also known as enabling or tertiary preparation) programs

    Overall Grade Average Selection Rank
    >97 99.55
    80 84
    70 77
    60 70
    50 65

    If you are currently studying a degree at the University of Newcastle and want to transfer across to another degree, please see our Internal Transfers page for current students for more information.

    If you have completed or are soon to complete an Enabling Pathways program (Open Foundation or Yapug) you can apply with us directly for free for most degrees. Please visit the Your Next Move website for more information.

    If you want to transfer or complete a tertiary preparation program at another university you will need to apply through UAC. Please contact our Enquiry Centre 1300 275 866 for information and advice.

    If you think you may be eligible for credit please visit our credit section.

    If you’re applying on the basis of overseas secondary qualifications, there are some that are considered as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Note that equivalence of qualifications alone does not guarantee entry into programs. For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, your overseas qualification will be converted to a selection rank so you can be compared to other applicants.

    For advice on your options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or visit AskUON.

    If you haven’t completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Our recommended pathways are:

    Pathway programs (Open Foundation and Yapug)

    The University of Newcastle is the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. If you haven’t studied for a while, or your high school results weren’t what you expected, you can start at university with one of our pathway programs. Our pathway programs offer guaranteed entry to over 40+ University of Newcastle degrees. When you complete this program your Grade Point Average as a percentage can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. The programs on offer are:

    • Open Foundation
      Completing our Open Foundation pathway program will award you a new rank to apply to uni.  Finish Open Foundation in just a single semester or take your time - up to 2 years. Flexible study supports you to learn at your own pace, including online, part-time or full-time options.
    • Yapug
      If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you could complete our one year Yapug pathway program.
    • Diploma in Engineering
      Complete this program full-time (in one year) or part-time (up to 4 years) to get entry into one of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
    • Undergraduate Certificates
      Complete this program full-time  (in a single semester) or part-time (two semesters) you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

    .

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    The Special Tertiary Admissions Test or STAT is an aptitude test, organised through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), that assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. If you are over 18 and not a current Year 12 student, results from the STAT multiple-choice test can be used for entry into some (but not all) of the degrees offered at the University of Newcastle. Make sure you look into which degrees accept STAT for entry.

    If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.


    If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.

    Non-Award Admission

    If you want to do one or two subjects at the University of Newcastle but not a full degree you can apply for non-award admission. You may want to do this for preliminary work for a higher degree, professional requirements or because of an interest in the area.

    Find out more and apply by visiting Non-Award Admission.


    Cross-Institutional Study

    If you are currently at another university and want to do one or more subjects at the University of Newcastle for credit you can apply for Cross-Institutional Study.

    Find out more and apply by visiting Cross-Institutional Study.

    If you have more than one of the qualifications listed above they may all count towards your application. We are always happy to provide advice and discuss your circumstances so please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or by submitting a question using AskUON. Otherwise check out our application FAQ.

    Senior secondary school qualification

    Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. To check if your qualification is recognised for direct entry into the University of Newcastle, please refer to the entry requirements below.

    Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy.

    The Australian Government operates a student visa program that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A person who wants to undertake a course of study under the student visa programme must obtain a student visa before they can commence a course of study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary entrant and a genuine student.

    An applicant who is a genuine temporary entrant will have circumstances that support a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia, notwithstanding the potential for this intention to change over time to an intention to utilise lawful means to remain in Australia for an extended period of time or permanently. All Australian education providers must have strategies and arrangements in place to ensure that all students and prospective students meet the requirements with Direction 69 as a condition of admission to the institution.

    When your application for admission is received, the University of Newcastle will assess this against university entrance requirements including: minimum age, English and academic entry requirements. To comply with Australian law your application will also be assessed to check that you are genuinely seeking temporary entry to Australia to study. You may be asked to provide the University of Newcastle with evidence addressing Ministerial Direction 69 as part of finalising your admission. If the University forms the opinion that you are not a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) it may refuse to assess your application, withdraw an offer of a place, or cancel your confirmation of enrolment.

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia will also assess each application for a student visa (subclass 500) against the applicant’s intention to stay temporarily in Australia as a genuine student. The criteria for this assessment are outlined in Ministerial Direction 69. Applicants that don’t satisfy the criteria under Direction 69 will not be granted a student visa.

    For more information, please refer to the following areas of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website:

    Other things to consider

    Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

    The Combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science is a 320-unit undergraduate qualification. Admission to this program is available to Australian students and Australian residents. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here . During the admission process, adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.  

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    There is a requirement for a minimum 7.0 IELTS result (with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest) or equivalent.

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

    HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent

    HSC Biology or equivalent

    You can look at NUprep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

    You should also think about degree add-ons like combined options or a Diploma in Languages. If you would like to learn an additional language alongside your main bachelor degree, then this program is for you. Languages offered include: Australian Sign Language (Auslan), Chinese, French, German and Japanese.

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    Apply for this degree though the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

    You can select up to five preferences in your UAC application, so have a look around and select some back-up options. Put the degree you are most interested in first.

    Apply via UAC

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    Both students and education agents can submit applications online using our Online Direct Admissions tool. This is our preferred way of application. You can save your application after you have started, and come back to it later.

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