Arts and Criminology - A2012

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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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Criminology
Course Handbook

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

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All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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.

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 through VTAC

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code A2012

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A2012

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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.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,000

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 fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 0101331