Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for international students
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B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted||Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws|
Offered at Geelong Waterfront Campus/Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
|Length||5 years full time|
|Next available intake|
Trimester 1 (March)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$22,000* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060431B|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6#) or equivalent
# IELTS writing score of 7
|VTAC Codes||1400415303 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code ||D335|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
The combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws degree will build on the Faculty of Arts and Education' existing linkages with the Faculty of Business and Law including the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. The attraction of pedagogic logic of studying Criminology and Law has already been demonstrated, in the form of students majoring in Criminology in combined Arts/Law degrees. The introduction of the Bachelor of Criminology in 2007 invites the strengthening of cross-Faculty linkages in the combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws degree.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL
is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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A Law degree, especially when combined with another degree, such as Arts, Commerce, Management, Criminology or Science, is a qualification that offers unequalled career opportunities. As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may enter many areas of work including business and management roles in a wide range of organisations, government services, and industrial relations. You may find a role in research, public administration, diplomatic service, the media, legal aid, law reform or teaching either in schools or universities.
For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Laws.
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To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws students must complete 40 credit points of study.
Students will undertake 16 credit point in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Criminology (A329) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Criminology portion of the degree students undertake 8 credit points of core units and 8 credit points of electives.
Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 21 credit points are core and 3 credit points are taken as elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
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Bachelor of Criminology
Sixteen credit points from the following list of Criminology units.
8 credit points of Core units
|ASL111|| Understanding Criminal Justice |
|ASL204/ASL304|| Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System |
|ASL214|| Criminological Research Methods |
|MLP301|| Sentencing Law and Practice |
8 credit points of Electives from the following units:
|ASC304|| Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities |
|ASC320|| Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age |
|ASL222/ASL322|| International and Comparative Criminal Justice Y|
|ASS229|| Anthropology of Crime and Violence |
|HPS206|| Psychology in the Criminal Justice System |
|SLE112|| Fundamentals of Forensic Science *|
|ASL311|| Criminology Internship **|
* Requires SBS101 Laboratory Safety Induction Program (0 cps) as a co requisite.
**On completion of ASL311 Criminology Internship, students will be granted 7 days credit towards the Professional Experience component of the Bachelor of Laws.
Bachelor of Laws
|MLL110|| Legal Principles and Skills |
|MLL217|| Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts |
|MLL335|| Legal Practice and Ethics |
|MLL391|| Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution |
|MLL409|| Competition Law and Policy |
|MLL411|| Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion |
Elective Law units
|MLL315|| Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes |
|MLL336|| International Commercial Law |
|MLL355|| International Litigation and Dispute Settlement |
|MLL388|| International Financial Crime |
|MLL495|| Unit description is currently unavailable |
(i)Law electives are offered on a yearly rotational basis. Not every unit is offered every year.
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Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table
Some courses may have additional entry requirements
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
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Entry requirements - specific
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
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Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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How to apply
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com
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