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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BP050)Criminology is an inter-disciplinary subject area that has emerged from the attention distinct disciplines have paid to offenders, offending, and responding to both. Your degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (a double major) draws broadly on knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines including Law, Psychology, History, Anthropology, and Geography. This combination of topics will expose you to the breadth of contemporary Criminology and Criminal Justice issues. You will gain an understanding of the practical role Criminology plays in advising governments on issues relating to national / international / transnational criminality, crime prevention, policing, sentencing, corrective services, offender treatment, and offender risk assessment / management. You will also learn about the importance of forensic science for justice and the relevance of empirical research to guide policy development and practice. This degree will teach you to understand crime and punishment in an inter-disciplinary context, being encouraged to question current practices and find ways for improvement. You will develop a broad range of employment-relevant skills, including the capacity to think critically, integrate theory and research to practice, and communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
- Award abbreviation
- Course type
- bachelor's course
- not available in 2022
- Intake periods
- beginning of year and mid-year
- Admission requirements
- Minimum ATAR Threshold is 80. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are Nil
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- 144 points comprising 24 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Majors available
- MJD-CRMDM Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Visit the fees calculator.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
MJD-CRMDM Criminology and Criminal Justice
10.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(1).