The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
62.00
73.65 (Median SR)
62.00
73.65 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Fees

AUD28,465 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 10716
CRICOS code: 014637C

Why study a major in Criminology at UON?

The Criminology major at UON explores the social causes and consequences of crime, deviance, and criminal justice issues.

Is studying a Criminology major right for you? You should study Criminology if you are:

  • Intrigued by the social problem of crime and the question of ‘deviance’?
  • Fascinated by the challenges presented by violence, addiction and abuse within social, political and cultural contexts?

If you answered yes to either of the above, then the Criminology major will help satisfy your interests. You will develop expertise in a growing area and your qualification will open doors to exciting career options.

What jobs can you get with a major in criminology?

When you study a major in Criminology, you open doorways to a range of unique career opportunities in law, welfare, and correctional services. The Bachelor of Social Science Criminology major can lead to a highly rewarding career, dedicated to resolving global challenges of inequity, sustainability and conflict.

Careers could include:

  • Correctional services
  • Welfare and social justice agencies
  • Intelligence and security agencies
  • Child protection
  • Crime prevention agencies
  • Regulatory agencies.

Suitable for law and social science students with:

  • An interest in learning more about the justice system in relation to criminal charges, welfare and correctional services.
  • Goals to work in the justice system for the purposes of protection, crime prevention and enforcing regulation.
  • A commitment to ensuring the safety, welfare and protection of others in relation to criminal violence.

What do you learn in a criminology major?

Students who study a major in Criminology will learn to investigate the social responses to crime and crime prevention, including organised crime, online crime, terrorism, and violence. You'll study courses in:

Criminology: Courses in Criminology under the Bachelor of Social Science introduce the major concepts in crime, society, security, and the state. When you major in Criminology, you will have the opportunity to study courses in various topics. A particular innovation of our Criminology major lies in its focus on interdisciplinary research, Youth Studies, Violence Studies and Justice.

Research: The strengths of the Criminology major outlined above will allow you to develop and extend your research focus during your degree. Your courses in law, history and sociology contain a significant research component to allow you to focus on subjects which interest you.

Elective Courses: Students have the option to study a variety of elective courses to enhance their understanding of 'crime' in society and learn about areas of interest.
Electives offer a wide range choice, and an array of ways to understand ‘crime’ in society.

Industry and Real World Practice: Your major will also involve an industry and real world practice component, enhancing your learning experience with industry visits and invited experts.