Criminology - A2008

Crime, how we define it, how we understand its causes, and the ways we respond to it provides a window into a society’s challenges, values and aspirations. The Bachelor of Criminology offers a world-leading program to equip you with the professional skills, specialist knowledge and key capabilities relevant to careers in a wide range of Criminology related fields.

Throughout your course, you’ll learn to identify credible evidence, to understand how to measure and analyse the impact of policy, and you’ll be challenged to apply abstract knowledge and to develop solutions to real-world problems of crime and justice.

The Bachelor of Criminology offers options to develop specialist knowledge of specific criminal concerns such as sexual violence, gendered violence, punishment, criminal justice processes, marginalisation, drugs, cybercrimes, risk and surveillance, victimisation and perpetration, youth crime and crime prevention and transnational justice practices. You will also have opportunities to travel internationally to meet criminal justice experts across Asia, Europe and the Americas; to undertake field trips; and to participate in internships.

Along the way you’ll develop informed, independent thinking and problem solving skills. You’ll consider the local, national and global aspects of crime and justice, and become familiar with a range of lenses for considering and assessing the efficiency and impact of society’s changing understandings and responses to crime. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of victimisation and perpetration, inequality and its impacts, and approaches to understanding crime and difference. You’ll learn about crime committed by individuals, groups, organisations and states, and the mechanisms of the criminal justice system including police, courts and corrections.

On completion, you’ll be prepared to work in a broad range of professional domains, including: the Police Force, the Courts system, the Office of Corrections, Department of Justice, Anti-Corruption organisations, Attorney-General’s Departments, Community Legal Centres, Human Rights Organisations, International Criminal Justice Organisations, a range of private companies responding to issues of crime, and a range of non-governmental organisations in which Criminology specialist skills will provide a key competitive advantage.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Bachelor/Masters degrees
High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).

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.

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 D involves free elective studies.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A2008

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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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

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

A$25,800

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.