Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

University of New England

Program Overview

Learn from UNE’s highly experienced School of Law, Australia’s largest law school outside a capital city, and benefit from the expertise of UNE’s Centre for Rural Criminology, a world-first hub of collaborative international research. This double degree will equip you with a broad portfolio of knowledge in legal and criminology issues and will help you to gain the practical skills you need to become an agile professional in both fields.  

World-class teaching staff, a thriving research culture and unique perspective on regional, rural and remote legal and criminology issues will provide you with access to an engaging program of study and specialist skills that employers are looking for.

You will gain the experience and skills to address legal and criminology matters in both regional and urban contexts, enabling you to step into a courtroom, undertake research and understand complex legal, crime and justice issues. You will also develop the sought-after practical skills to future proof your career.



  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 28,216



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Bachelor of Criminology component

Core Units

48 credit points

Complete the following units:

  • Understanding Crime (CRIM100) – 6 credit points

  • The Criminal Justice System (CRIM101) – 6 credit points

  • Deviance (CRIM104) – 6 credit points

  • Victimology (CRIM107) – 6 credit points

  • Crime in Rural Communities (CRIM190) – 6 credit points

  • Researching Crime (CRIM201) – 6 credit points

  • Criminological Perspectives (CRIM244) – 6 credit points

  • Professional Practice in Criminology (CRIM312) – 6 credit points



Bachelor of Laws component

Core Units

96 credit points

Complete the following units:

  • Foundations of Law (LAW100) – 6 credit points

  • Law in Context (LAW101) – 6 credit points

  • Legal Professional Skills (LAW102) – 6 credit points

  • Torts Law (LAW131) – 6 credit points

  • Criminal Law (LAW162) – 6 credit points

  • Contract Law (LAW172) – 6 credit points

  • Property Law (LAW283) – 6 credit points

  • Civil Dispute Resolution (LAW310) – 6 credit points

  • Evidence and Proof (LAW313) – 6 credit points

  • Professional Conduct (LAW320) – 6 credit points

  • Equity and Trusts (LAW340) – 6 credit points

  • Corporations Law (LAW351) – 6 credit points

  • Constitutional Law (LAW399) – 6 credit points

  • Administrative Law (LAW400) – 6 credit points

  • Remedies and Advanced Legal Skills (LAW480) – 6 credit points

  • Technology and the Law (LAW499) – 6 credit points

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.


Transfer from another Award

Students in another award may apply for admission into this course on successful completion of at least 4 units with a minimum GPA of 4.2.


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


A combination of law and criminology expertise allows you to pursue a variety of career pathways or add significant value to your current role. By giving you a breadth of real-world skills, this degree gives you the opportunity to focus on what matters most – safeguarding your career and choosing the direction you want to take. Career options include working in:

  • legal aid agencies, advocacy organisations and commercial law firms

  • government departments

  • policy advice and development

  • crime prevention

  • juvenile justice and child welfare

  • drug and law support services

  • environmental and industry regulation.

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