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Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Next available intake

Trimester 1 (March), Trimester 2 (July)

Indicative annual fee 2014$21,570* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code079572M
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code D390
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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New course commencing 2014.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science brings together two independent degrees and combines them in an attractive four-year combined course. This course provides an accredited undergraduate sequence in psychology and includes complementary studies in individual and group counselling, health, and behavioural change.

 

Combining psychology with criminology provides students with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills concerning the meaning of crime; the forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes involved in preventing and controlling crime. You will be provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security, and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance.

 

You should consider this degree if you are interested in pursuing a career in psychology or criminology, and particularly the many areas where psychology and criminology overlap.

You will have the opportunity to complete the Criminology Practicum in your final year of study, a unit that brings the professions to the classroom (including online via the ‘cloud’) with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development.

 

In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities.

 

You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies using Deakin’s trimester system.

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Professional recognition

This course is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration.

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)
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 2014, 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 2014 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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Career opportunities

Promising career opportunities await in the areas of criminology and psychology. Graduates may find employment in areas such as government agencies, state and federal police, security and intelligence agencies, research and policy development, correctional services, community services, and private security and consultative industries, as well as the many fields open to traditional psychology graduates.

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Course rules

Criminology: Students must complete 16 credit points of study from the Faculty of Arts and Education including at least 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302.

 

Criminology units are being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be campus based at Burwood (Melbourne). Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.

 

Psychological Science: Students must complete 16 units inside the Faculty of Health and at least 11 CORE Units (HPS111, HPS121, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205, HPS206 HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308) and three electives from any HPS or HPY coded unit. A further two electives can be taken from other Psychology or Health Faculty units.

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Course structure

Note: Many of the HPS coded units are also offered in Trimester 3, offering students the opportunity to accelerate their studies.

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology  

HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour  

Plus two (2) elective units

 

Trimester 2

ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice  

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development  

Plus two (2) elective units

 

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice  

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice  

HPS201 Research Methods in Psychology A  

HPS203 Understanding the Mind  

 

Trimester 2

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice  

ACR202 Criminology Theory  

HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development  

HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience  

 

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACR301 International and Comparative Criminal Justice  

HPS204 Introduction to Social Psychology  

HPS301 Research Methods in Psychology B  

 

Plus one (1) elective unit from the following:

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  *

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

 

Trimester 2

ACR302 Criminology Research  

HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System  

Plus two (2) elective units

 

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

HPS307 Personality  

 

Plus two (2) elective units from the following:

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  *

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

Plus one (1) elective unit

 

Trimester 2

ACR303 Criminology Practicum  (2 credit point elective unit)

HPS308 Psychopathology  

Plus one (1) elective unit

 

 

*ACR210, ACR211 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 1 2014, 2016, Trimester 3 2015, 2017.

** ACR212, ACR213 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 3 2014, 2016, Trimester 1 2015, 2017.

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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 (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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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 transfer. 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 transfer.


Your credit transfer 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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate exits

Bachelor of Criminology (A329)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (H344)
 

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