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University of New England
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The Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England (UNE) is a double degree designed to give students a rewarding career in the law or criminal justice fields.
This is a unique qualification that gives students the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both areas of study, and in future employment.
Graduates from this course will be legal practitioners equipped with a well-developed understanding of Australian and international law and the principles of criminology, including such areas as forensic science, the criminal process and the sociology of deviance.
While the Bachelor of Laws is a nationally recognised qualification, graduates choosing to work as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner will need to complete a further year of professional legal training (PLT) before being admitted to practice.
This course is delivered online as well as on campus, giving students the option to gain a valuable double degree with a flexible off campus study schedule.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a Bachelor of Criminology or an Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this criminal law course, the subjects you may study include:
Bachelor of Criminology
Plus two of the following listed units:
And an approved selection of electives from the following:
Bachelor of Laws
And an approved selection of units from the following:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England.
This professional qualification allows you to practice law in Australia and to gain employment in the criminal justice system . Your employment opportunities include working across the public and private sectors and in the criminal justice sector including policing, corrections, justice, security and crime prevention.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about 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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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