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Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim+BA)

  • B1347BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY/BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

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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 minimum academic standard for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia is a 4 year accredited sequence of study in psychology. The three year
psychology course that is within this combined degree structure is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), this degree may be built upon by students seeking professional recognition by the Psychology Board of Australia.
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

Criminology Major Core Units - 9 credit points

Refer to the Year 1 Core Unit requirements of the selected Criminology major.

Psychology Major Core Units - 9 credit points

PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Psychology Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

BAR100 Academic Learning Skills - 3 points
Not available this year

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

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

OR

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

Criminology Major Core Units - 6 credit points

CRM201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM203 Criminal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Psychology Major Core Units - 12 credit points

PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY286 Psychology: Human Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Psychology Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP3XX Murdoch Spine - 3 points

Criminology Major Core Unit - 3 credit points

Refer to the Year 2 or Year 3 Core Unit requirements of the selected Criminology major.

Psychology Major Core Units - 9 credit points

PSY391 Psychology: Individual Differences and Performance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Psychology Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Elective/Psychology Course Breadth Units - 6 credit points

Year 4 - 24 credit points

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

Criminology Course Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from Criminology Course Specified Elective List below.

Criminology Major Core Units - 6 credit points

Refer to the Year 2 or Year 3 Core Unit requirements of the selected Criminology major.

General Elective/Psychology Course Breadth Units - 6 credit points

Criminology Course Specified Electives List

Students may choose any units from this list unless the unit appears as part of the structure of their nominated major.

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

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

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