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Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Award grantedBachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060431B
Deakin course codeD335

Students enrolled in this combined course at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).

 

* For a  helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB]

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Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws brings together two independent degrees and combines them in an attractive five-year combined course.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to produce first-class commercial lawyers. It provides studies in each of the major areas of legal practice together with an emphasis on practical legal skills training. The course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria.
 
The Bachelor of Laws may be awarded at honours level.

Combining law with criminology will provide you with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills concerning the meaning of crime; the forms, causes and consequences of crime; the different institutions and processes involved in preventing and controlling crime; policy development, policing and security; and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance.
 
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.

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Alternative exits

Bachelor of Criminology (A329)
Bachelor of Laws (M312)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

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.

 

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.

 

Law: Students must complete 24 credit points in the Bachelor of Laws, including 21 credit points of core units and 3 credit points of elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.

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Course structure

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws D335

 

Notes:


(i) From 2014, most Criminology ASL coded units have been replaced with Criminology ACR coded units.

(ii) Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Support Office for re-enrolment advice and to review Course Plans.

(iii) Law electives are offered on a yearly rotational basis.  Not every unit is offered every year.

(iv) On completion of ACR303, students will be granted 7 days credit towards the Professional Experience component of the Bachelor of Laws


Level 1

Trimester 1

MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills  

MLL111 Contract  

ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology  

Plus one (1) Criminology elective unit chosen from Faculty of Arts and Education units

 

Trimester 2

MLL214 Criminal Law  

MLL215 Commercial Law  

ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice  

Plus one (1) Criminology elective unit chosen from Faculty of Arts and Education units

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

MLL213 Torts  

MLL218 Criminal Procedure  

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice  

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice  

 

Trimester 2

MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts  

MLL323 Constitutional Law  

ACR202 Criminology Theory  

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice  

 

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

MLL221 Corporate Law  

MLL327 Property  

ACR301 International and Comparative Criminal Justice  

Plus one of the following:

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  *

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

Trimester 2

MLL325 Land Law  

MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics  

ACR302 Criminology Research  

Plus one (1) Criminology elective unit chosen from Faculty of Arts and Education units

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

MLL405 Equity and Trusts  

Plus one (1) Law elective unit

Plus two (2) units from the following:

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  *

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

Trimester 2

MLL334 Evidence  

MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution  

ACR303 Criminology Practicum  (2 credit points)

 

Level 5

Trimester 1

MLL324 Administrative Law  

MLL410 Intellectual Property  

Plus two (2) Law elective units

 

Trimester 2

MLL342 Workplace Law  

MLL406 Taxation  

MLL409 Competition Law and Policy  

MLL411 Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion  

 

Elective Criminology units

Students are able to complete up to four credit points of study in any Faculty of Arts and Education unit.  Students may also wish to note that the following units, ACR210, ACR211, ACR212, and ACR213 rotate between Trimester 1 and Trimester 3.

 

*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.

 

Elective Law units

MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes  

MLL316 Mining and Energy Law  

MLL317 Superannuation Law  

MLL319 Sentencing Law and Practice  

MLL336 International Commercial Law  

MLL344 Chinese Commercial Law  

MLL351 Law Clinic  

MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement  

MLL377 International Law  

MLL382 Indian Law  

MLL408 Family Law  

 

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