Deakin University

Bachelor of Criminology

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Discover why crime occurs, how it is perceived and how we can address it – and graduate with the skills to make a real difference in the criminal justice system. Gain a deep understanding of the causes and impacts of a range of individual and organised criminal activities, from environmental crime to illicit digital surveillance. Learn how to use this knowledge to develop effective responses to harmful behaviours. Deakin’s criminology course is the most established in Australia. Our curriculum has been developed and designed in conjunction with professional bodies including Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria and the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, ensuring your study experience closely reflects the needs of the industry. If you like to learn by doing, work-integrated learning opportunities challenge you to apply your skills in real-world contexts and provide the perfect preview to your future role.


24 credit points, including 12-credit-points of criminology and 12 credit points of electives


  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal justice administration
  • Criminology
  • Criminology research methods
  • Criminology theory
  • Ethics
  • Justice
  • Legal studies
  • Media and crime
  • Organised crime
  • Policing
  • Psychology
  • Punishment
  • Risk
  • Security
  • Surveillance
  • Terrorism
  • Transnational crime
  • Victimology
  • Violence

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.

Study pathways

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $93,824 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $93,824 No

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