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Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim+BA)


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Title Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim+BA)
Course Code B1347
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) + Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes As for the Bachelor of Criminology and BA (Psychology)
Employment Prospects A combined degree Bachelor of Criminology/ BA (Psychology) will be of special interest not only to those desiring to enter the psychology profession but also students envisaging a career as a criminologist or who wish to work in a field associated with criminal justice.
Professional Recognition The three year psychology course that is within this combined degree structure is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Currently, one additional year of study in psychology is necessary to achieve the minimum 4-year academic qualification standard for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia, recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia. From July 1 2022, two additional years of study will be required for provisional registration.
Professional Accreditation Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 9 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Criminology Course Core Units - 6 credit points

CRM306 Advanced Criminology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CRM307 Culture, Diversity and Crime - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Specified Electives - Criminology - 6 credit points

BMS213 Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BRD205 Crime through the Ages - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

CRM202 Corrections - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM219 International and Transnational Crimes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CRM302 Children and Crime - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CRM310 CRM Internships (WIL) - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

CRM388 Treatment of Criminal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal (quota of 30 places)

CRM389 Psychology and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

LEG203 Indigenous Peoples, Law and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

LEG323 Social and Welfare Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

LEG391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2K-internal, S2K-external

Psychology Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points

Not available this year

COM100 Thinking Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external


BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Criminology Major - 24 credit points

MJ-CRIS: Crime Science


MJ-CRIB: Criminal Behaviour


MJ-LEGS: Legal Studies


MJ-WCCC: White Collar and Corporate Crime

Psychology Major - 36 credit points

MJ-PSC: Psychology

Options - 12 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.


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