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Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim+BGS)

  • B1366BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY/BACHELOR OF GLOBAL SECURITY

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Title Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim+BGS)
Course Code B1366
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) + Bachelor of Global Security (BGS)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external) (Note: Not all units in the Crime Science Major in the BCrim are available externally)
Description Murdoch offers the opportunity for students to complete combined degrees in Criminology and Global Security in an integrated course of study. The combined degree offers disciplinary depth and breadth greater than is achievable in either of the individual degrees or through double majors in either the Bachelor of Criminology or the Bachelor of Global Security.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence.
Course Learning Outcomes As for the B Criminology and B Global Security
Employment Prospects The skill set of a graduate of the combined Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Global Security will be particularly attractive to police services at both State and Commonwealth level both as officers and as professional staff - increasingly significant proportion of police and security forces (such as the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force), intelligence organisations (such as the Office of National Assessments) and the defence forces consist of analysts, strategists, forensic specialists, IT specialists, negotiators and the like. Such organisations are actively engaged in seeking a wide range of graduates with particular forms of expertise able to analyse the world; anticipate change; and strengthen outcomes for Australia. (See the ONA at https://www.ona.gov.au/) There are also career opportunities with State government Attorneys General / Justice agencies, corrections and parole agencies, Commonwealth public sector departments such as Attorney General, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and also business, journalism and the media.
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

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

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

Course Core Units (BGS) - 3 credit points

POL133 Politics, Power and Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units (GSTCT) - 9 credit points


POL192 Perspectives on Security and Terrorism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL161 Understanding International Politics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL201 Global Justice, Aid and Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units (Crim) - 9 credit points

9 points from selected Criminology major: Criminal Behaviour, Crime Science of Legal Studies

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Course Core Units (BGS) - 3 credit points

POL236 US Policies and Global Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Major Units (GSTCT) - 9 credit points

POL202 Policing and the Politics of Counterterrorism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL232 Military Force and Counterterrorism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL234 Terrorism in a Globalised World - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Major Units (Crim) - 9 credit points

9 points from selected Criminology major: Criminal Behaviour, Crime Science of Legal Studies

Options - 3 credit points

Select from any units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Course Core Units (BGS) - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

POL345 International Security Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units (GSTCT) - 9 credit points

POL334 Middle East Politics and Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL337 Terrorism and Political Violence in South Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL338 Politics and Security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Course Core Units (Crim) - 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

Major Units (Crim) - 6 credit points

6 points from selected Criminology major: Criminal Behaviour, Crime Science of Legal Studies

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

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

POL301 Public Policy Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ART307 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

Specified Electives - Criminology - 12 credit points

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

CRM310 CRM Internships (WIL) - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, US1-placement, WU3-placement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specified Electives - Global Security - 6 credit points

Select from the following:POL228 Democracy, Dictatorship and Capitalism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL298 International Political Economy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL226 Sex and Gender Matters - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

POL331 Australian Democracy in Doubt - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL332 Administering Global Governance and Global Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ART307 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

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