University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Students in the combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree program study a combination of Criminology and Law courses over a period of five years (full-time). In the first three years students complete all the courses required for the Bachelor of Criminology degree, which includes eight core Law courses. In the final two years students study all remaining core and directed Law courses to complete the requirements of the accredited Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree, which meets the academic requirements to practise law in NSW.After completing the Bachelor of Criminology, students are automatically enrolled into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice Program in the fourth and fifth years of study. Students in the accredited Diploma of Legal Practice complete legal practice modules and practical legal training by working on real life cases at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, and in external placements with law firms, legal professionals and in government departments and agencies.Students who complete the combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice program are eligible to seek admission to legal practice without any additional study or practical legal training or workplace experience. Students can opt not to complete the Diploma of Legal Practice, but will need to undertake their professional legal training through another approved provider if they want to be admitted to legal practice.


  • The Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) requires students to successfully complete 400 units, which is comprised of: 80 units of Criminology core courses
  • and 160 units of Law core courses
  • and 80 units of program Directed Law Courses
  • and 80 units of electives.


  • Law
  • Criminology

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 HSC or ATAR equivalent

Study pathways

Further studies available in Diploma in Legal Practice

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $169,350
  • ATAR: 85.00
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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