Arts and Criminology - A2012

Arts and Criminology

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Tackle crime and inequality at the same time as developing a global societal perspective with this double degree. Gain invaluable knowledge from combining an understanding of humanities and intercultural competencies while studying the depths of criminology and the justice system.

Both of these Bachelor degrees will teach you how to look at problems you see locally and globally, and apply the knowledge you’ve learned to develop solutions. You will be equipped to identify what credible evidence is, understand how to measure and analyse the impact of policy, and develop informed, independent thinking skills. Take the opportunity to combine criminology with areas of study that offer a natural pairing such as psychology, sociology, behavioural studies, gender studies, anthropology, languages, journalism and philosophy.

The Bachelor of Arts allows you to choose from over forty areas of study, and to develop the research skills, advanced discipline knowledge and self-reliance to acquire information, assess evidence and convey complex ideas. You will be able to enrich your global awareness through a multitude of internship, professional engagement and overseas study opportunities such as the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee, preparing you to live and work in complex and culturally diverse environments while building a community of like-minded peers. You'll develop a rich understanding of human difference and communication, and the complexities of social organisation.

The Bachelor of Criminology is the study of crime and social control: how we define it, what causes it, and how we respond to it provide a window into our society. The degree will give you an understanding of victimisation and perpetration, and inequality and its impacts. You will consider the local, national and global aspects of crime and justice while assessing society’s changing responses. Learn about crime committed by individuals, groups, organisations and states and the mechanisms of the criminal justice system including police, courts and corrections. You will engage with policy leaders in crime and justice, and experience criminal justice in action in a range of international, national and local contexts. Take the opportunity to combine criminology with areas of study that offer a natural pairing such as psychology, sociology, behavioural studies, gender studies, anthropology.

With a double degree in Arts and Criminology, you will cultivate skills in critically evaluating evidence, developing your own supported arguments, and understanding of the possibilities and challenges of reform. You will become an expert in your chosen discipline, and will be work ready, equipped with the core skills employers in all sectors are looking for.

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Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Qualification Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Criminology

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

ATAR requirements

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Monash minimum: Level 1, that is:Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
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Sciences/Other
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IB subjects

English
Monash minimum: Level 1, that is:At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
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Sciences/Other
N/A

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating the required level of performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 70% Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based Cert IV will require an average result of at least 80%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. No credit is granted for these studies

University: To be considered on the basis of tertiary study alone, applicants who have completed VCE or equivalent will be required to complete the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree and will require an average result of at least 60% (including failed units). For applicants who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of study, both the senior secondary qualification results and the units completed will be considered.

For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications completion of two single units at an Australian higher education or equivalent overseas educational institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in Humanities or Social Science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies (including failed units). Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Apply directly to Monash with course code A2012.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash with course code A2012.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

You must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Arts (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Criminology (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree).

You are not permitted to take the Criminology major or minor under the Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree.

Arts

A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete Part A and Part B.

Part A. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

Part B. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

Criminology

The course develops through three themes that combine to underpin criminology studies: Part A. Expert knowledge, Part B. Global reach and focus and Part C. Collaboration and innovation.

Part A. Expert knowledge

This will provide you with a foundational understanding of crime as a complex phenomenon, its social, economic and political impact, and the advantages and limitations associated with different strategies to address it. You will gain an advanced understanding and develop critical thinking skills to reflect on important social issues such as inequality, vulnerability, and risk that have significant implications for the way we think about and deliver responses to crime, social justice, and security both in Australia and internationally.

Part B. Global reach and focus

This will enable you to develop an understanding of crime as a truly global phenomenon. You will learn about national and international criminal threats and develop the capacity to think critically about the role of states in creating crime and social harm. From a comparative standpoint, you will study the ways that crime manifests in different jurisdictions and how different societies define, govern and respond to crime. You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge.

Part C. Collaboration and Innovation

You will develop a suite of transferable professional skills to respond effectively to pressing criminal concerns. You will learn the skills to engage necessary stakeholders to allow them to effectively formulate, influence and evaluate crime and justice policies and practices in a variety of professional contexts. You will develop a critical understanding and develop advanced communication skills for collaborative problem solving and be competent in working in teams to address the problem of crime.