Bachelor of Criminology

Victoria University (VU)

Students will explore crime and criminology studies in order to understand the motivations that underpin criminal acts. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in communities by drawing on key themes in criminology to solve real problems in the community.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.


288 credit points consisting of: 240 credit points of core studies; 48 credit points of minor studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Introduction to Criminology, Policing and Offending, Human Rights Law, Corporate crime, Legal Writing and Drafting, Legal Research Methods, Forensic Investigations in the social context, Contemporary Issues in Criminology, Crime across Borders, Mental Illness and Law, Crime Research and Methods, the Research Project.

Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Queen No info Yes Full time 3 years
City Queen No info Yes Part time 6 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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