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Bachelor of Criminology

Approved Abbreviation: BCrim


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1710.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 079498E


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2019 or later.

For Commencement Year 2015 to 2018 - please refer to 1710.2 Bachelor of Criminology

For Commencement Year 2014 - please refer to 1710.1 Bachelor of Criminology

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Bachelor of Criminology degree offers students the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in both a conceptual and an applied way that particularly stresses social and cultural definitions of criminality and the reactions to it. Areas of focus include criminal justice institutions and practices; the development of criminology as a discipline and its various strands; forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies and debates; aspects of juvenile justice; the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment; law enforcement and surveillance; violence, gender and crime; cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology. As such, the degree addresses the criminalisation of disadvantage through race, class, disability and gender, with a focus on the nexus between social and criminal justice. This will equip students with the specialist skills and knowledge that a new graduate would need on entering the workforce or on proceeding to advanced study.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Liverpool CampusFull TimeInternalKen Wooden
Liverpool CampusPart TimeInternalKen Wooden
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalAna Rodas
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternalAna Rodas

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

And one elective

Spring Session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
102039Crime, Deviance and Society

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn Session

400337Social Research Methods
102699Youth Justice and Practice
101594Mental Health in the Community

And one elective

Spring Session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
102712First Peoples and Criminal Justice
102708Crime Prevention and Drugs

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn Session

101552Applied Social Research
102037Perspectives in Criminology
101561Gender, Crime and Violence

And one elective

Spring Session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102710Crime, Media, Culture
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

And one elective

Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry (Spring)

Year 1

Spring Session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
102039Crime, Deviance and Society

And one elective

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

And one elective

Year 2

Spring Session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
102708Crime Prevention and Drugs
102712First Peoples and Criminal Justice

And one elective

Autumn Session

400337Social Research Methods
102699Youth Justice and Practice
101594Mental Health in the Community

And one elective

Year 3

Spring Session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102710Crime, Media, Culture
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

And one elective

Autumn Session

101552Applied Social Research
102037Perspectives in Criminology
101561Gender, Crime and Violence

And one elective

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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