Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology

RMIT University

Program Overview

This combination of an accredited psychology major with an applied criminology major prepares you for a variety of roles where dealing with people is paramount.Have you ever wondered why people engage in offending behaviour? In the Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology, you will develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, be able to conduct forensic interviews and provide case management for offenders, victims and clients with complex needs.You’ll learn key communication, risk assessment, behavioural analysis and research skills and gain a strong understanding of psychological theories and practice.On completion of the degree you will have developed the emotional and intellectual resources required for a challenging but rewarding career in the justice and human services fields.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 32,640


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Introduction to Law
  • Criminological Theory
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Forensic Interviewing

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 32,640 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Use your strong understanding of psychological theories and practice to become a frontline justice worker.

As a graduate, you'll be ready to influence and shape legal, social and ethical issues in the field.You’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of working in customs, corrections, child protection, welfare and youth services in justice organisations. For example, you could work for Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the Department of Human Services.This degree also provides the academic foundations for those wishing to pursue a career in various areas of psychology, including clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology.

Careers roles include:

  • victim support officer
  • police officer
  • investigator
  • corrections officer
  • drug and alcohol support services worker
  • policy writer
  • customs and immigration officer
  • crime analyst
  • security analyst
  • indigenous services liaison.
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