Bachelor of Criminology

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Criminology is the study of crime and deviance - seeking to understand the causes of crime, the extent and consequences of crime, as well as methods of crime prevention.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Criminology prepares you to think critically about crime and the criminal justice sector, as you:

  • examine criminal and anti-social behaviour
  • debate the causes and consequences of crime
  • investigate policing and crime prevention techniques
  • question justice and corrections systems
  • learn how to conduct research on emerging threats, such as cybercrime, organised crime, and terrorism.

Where could it take you?

Criminology graduates are empowered to pursue a wide range of different employment opportunities. You may choose to work in an operational role in the criminal justice system, or within one of the critical external organisations supporting the sector. You may follow a path into other professional settings, such as policy-making, research, analysis or education. You could combine your degree in criminology with other degrees, majors or minors, to pursue a career in law, forensics or psychology, amongst others.

Career Readiness

Our graduates will go on to a wide range of rewarding careers. Many find employment amongst the various operational professions that make up the criminal justice system, such as in policing, security, intelligence, corrections and court administration.

Elsewhere, graduates choose employment across the vast array of other hands-on and critical welfare and support roles that enhance outcomes for victims, offenders and the community at large. Other graduates take on policy-making, research, education or entrepreneurial roles for a diverse cast of employers including Commonwealth, state or local government agencies, universities, schools and various other training or service providers.

Potential careers

Counsellor, Police Officer, Statistician, Intelligence Officer, Jury Consultant, Parliamentary Adviser, Parole Officer, Correctional Officer, Court Officer, Crime Analyst, Criminologist, Cyber Defender, Rehabilitation Program Worker, Social Inclusion Officer, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Scientist, Fraud investigator, Government Policy Advisor, Youth Worker, Judicial Associate, Community Services Officer.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 089645E

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$40,500.00

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