Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for courses with a mid-year intake and for commencing undergraduate study in March 2022. Take your first step towards an Unlimited future.

Study at Sydney City campus

The Sydney City campus brings the same Western Sydney University experience to the city and offers a choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of disciplines.

Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western

Take the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way, by examining the selective process of dealing with some acts and persons as criminal and not so other acts and people.

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; policing, violence, gender and crime; cultural depictions of crime; and contemporary debates in criminology.

The core units you may study in this degree include: Working with Communities; Understanding Society; People, Place and Social Difference; The Individual in Society; Ethics in the Social Sciences; Social Research Methods; Applied Social Research; and Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice.

Learn from the best

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 100 Universities for Sociology, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $26,240*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

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"This degree opens an abundance of doors and opportunities and can be as broad or as specified as you want it to be."

— Winnie Jobanputra. Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Law.

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*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.