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Study Undergraduate Criminology at Deakin University

From victimology to terrorism to media and surveillance, you’ll learn how to investigate, understand, fight and reduce crime.

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Harness the insights of a number of different disciplines – from psychology and sociology to information technology and science – to investigate how to reduce crime or prevent it from occurring.

You’ll explore crime and justice to discover the motivations and behaviours involved in criminal acts. We’ll immerse you in the latest theories, studies and research, and you’ll gain an understanding of how criminology can reduce the incidence of crime. Broaden your job prospects by studying a diverse range of subjects, and graduate into a job market with opportunities that are equally varied. Tailor your degree to match what you’re interested in and kick-start a unique career.

Bachelor of Criminology

Study one of the few dedicated criminology courses in Australia and graduate with in-demand skills for a successful career.

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Study a combined degree to expand your career options even further:
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security

This unique course combines criminology and cyber security to give you an understanding of the criminal mind in your quest to combat cybercrime.

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Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws

You’ll learn to apply your knowledge of the law to explore the issues surrounding crime and criminal justice.

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Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Psychological Science

This accredited combined course will let you explore your interests in the human mind as it relates to justice, counselling and behavioural change.

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Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology

Gain practical crime scene and courtroom experience and learn to examine evidence with the Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology.

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Career options

With this degree, you'll graduate ready for a career in:

Study on-campus, 100% online or blended to suit your needs.

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How to apply

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If you studied Year 12 in 2017 your application must be made via VTAC. Complete the contact form to have a one-on-one chat with our team.

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A dedicated degree

Deakin offers one of the few dedicated criminology degrees in the country, meaning we can cover topics you won’t see elsewhere, such as security, surveillance, terrorism and policing.

Criminology is a diverse area of study that will always remain relevant in the community


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