University of New England
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3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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This online Bachelor of Criminology course offered by the University of New England (UNE) is a fascinating interdisciplinary degree that provides the knowledge and practical skills you'll require to pursue a career within the criminal justice system or related sectors.
Drawing on science, history, the law and sociology, this degree course will develop your understanding of crime and criminality in both a local and international context. You'll learn about the institutions of the criminal justice system and the policies and events that shape it.
In this degree, you can elect to complete the Work Ready Unit to help you graduate with a strong mix of practical experience to complement your learning.
This course allows you to undertake an optional Honours year for students who would like to extend the depth and breadth of their undergraduate studies. Completing Honours studies helps improve your problem-solving and research skills, and demonstrates a more wide-ranging understanding of your chosen discipline to prospective employers.
High-achieving students with a GPA that meets the eligibility criteria for this course may be able to complete an additional one-year degree program, and graduate with a XXX with Honours.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Criminology, you could still be eligible to receive an undergraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Diploma in Arts.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this criminology course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
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:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Criminology from the University of New England.
This degree opens up a variety of career opportunities in the following sectors and organisations:
Policy advice and development; Policing and corrections; Crime prevention; Juvenile justice and child welfare; Security; Crime intelligence services; Drug and law support services; Environmental and industry regulation; Border control; Correctional facilities; Crime prevention agencies; Government and policy agencies; Police service and Welfare
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in criminology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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