Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice/Law

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This dual degree challenges you to understand Australian and international legal systems, the social impact of crime and society's response to criminal behaviour. You'll study a comprehensive Law degree with a range of opportunities to gain practical experience in criminal law. You can undertake an internship at a local court or work on a real case at the Law School's in-house legal centre. In Criminology you will study contemporary social problems like drug addiction, juvenile justice, offending and victimisation.


  • A total of 240 units of credit: Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
  • Prescribed law elective - 6 UOC
  • Law elective courses - 42 UOC
  • Criminology Core (36 UOC)
  • Social Research and Policy Core (42 UOC)
  • Prescribed Criminology Electives (18 UOC).


  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Social science and policy

Standard entry requirements

  • Domestic: Year 12 or equivalent + LAT
  • International: Year 12 or equivalent


Accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW).

Study pathways

Applications for credit transfer will be considered after offers have been made.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington No
  • Full-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Kensington.

The above are estimated tuition fees for students commencing in 2017.

Further information

Your Law dual degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities in myriad fields. The skills you will gain at UNSW Law are highly transferrable. Employers seek out our graduates for their critical thinking and analytical skills. When it comes to your career, there will be any number of options available to you. Career opportunities exist with criminal justice agencies such as the Attorney-General's Department, Police, Prisons, Customs, ASIO, Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and practising as a criminal barrister.

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