Western Sydney University
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Get inside the guts of our criminal justice system and make a career out of good with this Bachelor of Criminology course from Western Sydney University.
Designed for students interested in the interplay between offending and society, this course provides a broad foundation in key concepts of criminal justice, law enforcement and surveillance, violence, gender, restorative and international justice and contemporary debates in criminology. This course allows students to study crime and criminality both conceptually and in application, and explores their effects on society. You'll graduate from this course with a deep understanding of criminology and a desire to do good.
Grounded in a strong foundation of research skills and social science analysis, this course will provoke your curiosity and encourage you to explore the complex causes and consequences of criminality. If you're a deep thinker with an interest in justice and rights, this course will set you on a path for a rewarding, stimulating professional career.
Study Criminology in Western Sydney University
In this criminology course, the subjects you may study include:
When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.
Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Criminology from Western Sydney University.
This specialised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a variety of roles across the communities, criminal justice, police and corrections sectors. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to seek work in a range of roles, including as a community development officer, a case manager, a correctional officer, a policy worker or a youth worker. Your research skills may provide a pathway to further specialised study.
If you're an inquisitive person seeking to understand the world and how we interact within it, this course is your first step towards a career that counts.
Wondering where a career in criminology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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