Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

Deakin's Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science brings together two independent degrees and combines them in an attractive four-year combined course. This course provides an accredited undergraduate sequence in psychology and includes complementary studies in individual and group counselling, health, and behavioural change. Combining psychology with criminology provides students with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills concerning the meaning of crime; the forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes involved in preventing and controlling crime. You will be provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security, and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance. You should consider this degree if you are interested in pursuing a career in psychology or criminology, and particularly the many areas where psychology and criminology overlap. You will have the opportunity to complete the Criminology Practicum in your final year of study, a unit that brings the professions to the classroom (including online via the 'cloud') with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development. In line with Deakin's commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities. You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies using Deakin's trimester system.

Course Fee:


International: $136,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Structure:

Consists of 32 credit points in total, comprising 16 Criminology credit points and 16 Health course grouped credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Crime prevention; Criminal justice administration; Criminology; Ethics; Information technology security; Justice; Law; Legal studies; Police studies; Psychological science; Research methods

Study Pathways:

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Recognition:

This course is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables students to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Criminologist, Lawyer, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 61.2 Yes Online 8 years
Waurn Ponds 61.2 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 71.6 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 71.6 Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds 61.2 Yes Full time 4 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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