Deakin University

Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

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

Develop a new understanding of crime in Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science, as you explore the social justice and rehabilitation themes that intertwine with why crime occurs. Not only will you be able to study two of your interests, you will graduate with two sought-after degrees and a wealth of study and career options. The psychological science stream of the course is professionally accredited, meaning you can graduate and enter the workforce with excellent job opportunities, or continue your studies with further training to gain general registration as a psychologist. Everything you learn, from forensic psychology techniques to a deep understanding of criminal justice, is enhanced by practical learning. You will even get the chance to undertake a psychology placement in your final year. Apply your skills in a real-world setting and get a taste for your future role under the guidance of industry professionals.


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


  • Behavioural science, Crime, Crime prevention, Criminal justice, Criminology, Criminology research methods, Criminology theory, Policing, Psychology, Psychology (biological), Psychology (child and adolescent), Psychology (cognitive), Psychology (forensic), Psychology (health), Psychology (personality), Psychology (psychopathology), Psychology (social), Punishment, Risk, Security, Surveillance, Terrorism, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 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.


Accredited by APAC

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 71
  • Full-time : 4 years

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