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Australian National University, Australia, Canberra

Criminology, B.A.

  • Criminology, B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 28,608

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

In the Bachelor of Criminology you will learn about the drivers of crime and how society responds to it. The breadth of knowledge that you learn can be applied to many different industries and institutions. Graduates may find work in government, intelligence, correctional services, social work, journalism and policy making.

Career Opportunities

In terms of the different jobs you can do, military sciences are pretty broad. You will probably choose to take either the theoretical route or the technical route, depending on what floats your boat/submarine/destroyer/aircraft carrier. If you want to get into the theory side of things, you will effectively be working in what's known as military intelligence . Yep, that's right you might be doing a similar job to that of Neil Patrick Harris in Starship Troopers. You could look into becoming a military theorist or researcher, where you d be focusing your efforts on military tactics, strategies and administration. This is all about being a logical thinker! Alternatively, you could be working as an engineer or laboratory technician. You might be designing weapons, military vehicles, radar systems, handheld communication devices and other military paraphernalia. There's also a huge educational branch of military sciences, which a lot of people choose to get into. Everyone has to learn their knowledge from somewhere and unfortunately watching hours and hours of Dad's Army or M*A*S*H can only do so much. If you have a passion for passing your knowledge on to other people, you could seek work as a military science instructor. These guys work for universities or army training academies and educate the new crop of military scientists and officers.

Course Overview

The ANU Bachelor of Criminology draws attention to the social dimensions of crime and deviancy and assesses the effectiveness and implications of crime control measures. Career Options Learning Outcomes I want to find another Bachelor Course Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Criminology, students will have the knowledge and skills to: better understand the social conditions, forces and relations influencing crime and deviance, criminal justice system processes, and crime control interventions; develop sophisticated analytical techniques and research skills for applied use in the field of criminology and in social research more generally; critically evaluate theories, concepts and methodological approaches relating to all aspects of contemporary criminological inquiry; and critically assess criminal justice policies and other social, cultural and legal responses to criminality and crime control from an informed interdisciplinary perspective.


Programme Structure Courses Included: The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding Doing Criminology: Research Methods in Crime and Criminal Justice Controversies in Crime Control Criminal Behaviour Perspectives on Crime from Psychology and Criminology Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods Qualitative Research Methods Self and Society Introduction to Social Psychology Violence and Terror The Illicit Economy Organised Crime: Understanding the Underworld Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders Alcohol, Drugs and Crime: Promoting Health and Preventing Consequences Young People and Crime: Developmental Criminology and its Discontents



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications: An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

English Entry Requirement


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