Criminology

Criminology is an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects. Deakin's Criminology course program will give you practical, professional education and enable you to study critical analysis in the fields of policing, security, surveillance, media, victims, terrorism, crime prevention and international and comparative criminal justice.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Laws Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Information Technology (IT Security) Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Criminology Course information for: Local Students International Students

What can I study?

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology major)

Deakin's Criminology major provides a comprehensive course of study in this growing academic field, with a wide variety of criminology topics to choose from (see below). The major provides a solid educational foundation in the principles of criminological thoughts and research that will enable graduates to choose between seeking employment in related industries or seeking to undertake further study.

Bachelor of Criminology

Deakin's Bachelor of Criminology provides a comprehensive course of study in this growing academic field. Deakin has one of the few dedicated criminology courses in Australia, allowing us to offer a wide variety of criminology topics.

Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology

Deakin University's Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology course has been designed to enable graduates to work both in specialised fields and across professional boundaries. It is contemporary and relevant, with teaching staff who are active researchers in their respective fields.
You will learn both arts and science traditions, giving you a broad appreciation of the professional, social, economic and cultural contexts of the forensic science and criminology disciplines.

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T.Security)

Deakin's Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security) is the only degree of its kind in Australia. It brings together two independent degrees in Criminology and Information Technology (IT) Security into an attractive four-year double degree. The course provides students with skills in securing data and data communications as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. The course assists students in attaining the knowledge required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

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

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

The course covers all the areas of knowledge to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to practice law in Victoria. It has a commercial law focus with an emphasis on Practical Legal Skills training and professional work experience. Combining Law 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.

Course news

Criminology will now be offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus as of 2014, in addition to its current Geelong and off campus offerings.

See VTAC codes of courses in above list 'Undergraduate (Bachelor) Degrees'.


Why study at Deakin?

Criminology courses at Deakin University:

  • are the only courses in Victoria where you can study Criminology as a dedicated degree, and as a double degree with Law, Psychology and IT Security
  • have a strong focus on security and surveillance, which no other course in Victoria offers.

Studying Criminology gives students a wide exposure to diverse issues relating to crime, security, policing and punishment. Our courses aim to produce graduates with a diverse range of abilities.

Engage in critical evaluation and debates concerning crime and justice issues at local, state, national and international levels.

Make intellectually rigorous contributions to research, policies and practices related to criminal justice.

Contribute to enhancing citizenship and improved quality of life through the development and application of the above skills.


Career opportunities for graduates

  • State and federal police
  • ASIO
  • Correctional services
  • Community services
  • Private security industries
  • Security services
  • Sociology and youth work
  • Public and private sector
  • Government agencies
  • Research and universities
  • Criminology
  • Policy development
  • Intelligence
  • Paralegal work



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