Bachelor of Arts Professional (Criminology) From Swinburne University of Technology

Program Overview

In Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts (Professional) apply your knowledge and analytical thinking directly into your desired career with a mandatory 12-month paid work placement.

In this arts degree you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, and how to develop plans of action with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • Fundamentals of Criminology
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Policing: Systems and Practice
  • Global Crime 
  • Corrections: Systems and Practice 
  • Deviance Difference & Conformity

Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 70

Or, via Early Entry Program – range of criteria with school recommendation. Head here for more info on this program and the VTAC code associated with this entry pathway.

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

For International Students:
AU$ 31,000 

Your career may commence with a graduate program or begin with roles such as:

  • Advocate
  • Community development officer
  • Diversity officer
  • Government relations coordinator
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Security assessor
  • Strategic advisor
  • Ethics officer
  • NGO/aid worker
  • Policy analyst/coordinator


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