Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max 9 years
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Awarded by: Swinburne Online

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About this course

The Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) program offered by Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning will give you the knowledge and training to understand the motivations of crime and how it can be combated. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the psychology of crime and what can be done about it.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum ATAR score of 50 in the last five years

OR

  • Have a certificate IV qualification or above

OR

  • Have at least three years of related work experience

AND

  • Be an Australian or NZ citizen or permanent resident

If you don’t meet the above requirements, you may still be able to gain entry into this course by completing a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or the core study unit ‘Learning and communicating online’.

Areas of study

 In this bachelor program, the subjects you will study include:

Core subjects:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Psychology 100
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Understanding the modern world
  • Sociological foundations
  • Introduction to media studies
  • Professional communication practice

Major subjects:

  • Introduction to forensic psychology
  • Deviance, difference and conformity
  • Criminology: theory and practice
  • Policing: systems and practice
  • Corrections: systems and practice
  • Advanced topics in criminology

Plus two of the following:

  • Social research design: principles and methods

OR

  • Design and measurement 2

AND

  • Introduction to forensic science

OR

  • Psychology 101

Plus nine electives of your choosing.

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How will this course advance my career?

Studying this Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) course will give you the education and training to be able to develop effective strategies and policies to address the issue of crime.

You will graduate job-ready for a successful career in a range of sectors, including private, public and NGO, as well as a range of positions such as policy analyst, policy developer, project manager and research designer.

How else will I benefit from this degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) from Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning.
  • Available to study online, on campus or by flexible delivery (blended delivery options).
  • Studying by distance/correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on training.
  • All course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Completing this course could help you get enrolled at some universities.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

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).

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SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
As a student of Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning, your studies will be supported by online communication with tutors and other students through discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs. Swinburne Online offers an excellent tutor–student ratio and you will receive regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors.

Swinburne Online’s student liaison officers are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries or concerns you may have about your studies. They can also provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations, academic assessments and any technical issues you may experience.

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