Explore the worlds of criminology and crime. This degree gives you a fascinating insight into our criminal justice institutions and practices, victimisation, crime prevention strategies and debates, juvenile justice, prisons and different forms of punishment.
You will learn about law enforcement and surveillance, violence, gender and crime, restorative and international criminal justice, cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.
Become a force for good
Discover careers in the police force, corrective services and the criminal and community justice systems. Explore the worlds of criminology and crime and how they affect society.
You can even do a sub-major in things like Child and Community Studies, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage & Tourism, Peace & Development Studies, Psychological Studies or Sociology.
Emerge with the specialist skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world. Be a force for good.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $23,800*
Delivery: On campus
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As a criminology graduate you can look forward to great opportunities including:
- Community development worker
- Police officer
- Casework and case management
- Correctional officer
- Youth worker
- Policy development
With further training and/or qualifications, you may become a registered police officer. Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
Correctional officers work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates. Their duties involve observing prison behaviour, providing advice, administering first aid, assessing risk factors and preparing reports.
Social Researchers study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives. They investigate social issues using a variety of methods to gather information and draw conclusions.
Crime Scene House at Western
Depending on your major, you can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House.
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Study a double degree
A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
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Further study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.