Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for local students
Division of Student Administration (DSA)
Student Information Centre
Tel 1300 334 733 email@example.com
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 * This course is not offered in off campus mode
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$8,080* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Arts and Education
Tel 03 5227 3379 or 03 5227 1098 or 03 5227 2477 Geelong
Faculty of Arts and Education: Course Director
Chad Whelan, +61 3 522 72594, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
Faculty of Business and Law
Geelong Tel 03 5227 1277
|VTAC Codes||15301 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||060431B|
|Deakin course code ||D335|
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.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria set by the Council of Legal Education (COLE). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training course.
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Fees and charges
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s 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.
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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The Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law were introduced in 2001, which was the Centenary of Australia's Federation. Alfred Deakin, after whom the University is named, was Australia's second Prime Minister and our first Attorney General. A small number of these elite scholarships are awarded to high achieving students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or law component when combined with another degree. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/scholarships/alfred-deakin.php.
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Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
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Entry requirements - specific
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results, GPA from Bachelor level and postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003 and VTAC Pi form. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/undergrad/alset.php
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Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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
Applications for on and off campus study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
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