Bachelor of Criminology From La Trobe University

Program Overview

Some of Australia's most important social problems are waiting to be solved. Learn how to create innovative solutions to social issues and build a safer community in our Bachelor of Criminology.Explore crime in its broader social context. Understand how both crime and our response to it are shaped by gender, race, power and money. You will learn how to solve real problems in your community and gain a deeper understanding of various specialised areas including forensic science, victimology, family violence, international crime, youth justice, prisons and deaths in custody.

With more than 45 years' experience teaching law and criminology, La Trobe is committed to the highest levels of excellence in teaching, practice and ethics.Gain invaluable experience with internships and work placements. In your third year, you can choose to take on an industry placement at organisations like the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Corrections, Victoria Police or the Victims of Crime Tribunal.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • From Prisons To Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment
  • Introduction To The Australian Legal System
  • Law And (Dis)Order

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe 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$ 36,600 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

La Trobe graduates will be ready to play a leading role in creating safer communities.

Possible career options include:

  • Policy officer
  • Community programs manager
  • Crime analyst
  • Specialised police officer
  • Intelligence officer
  • Court registrar and paralegal


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