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Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim+BCommun)

  • B1362BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY/BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION

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Title Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim+BCommun)
Course Code B1362
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) + Bachelor of Communication (BCommun)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Murdoch offers combined degrees which combine Criminology and another bachelor degree in an integrated course of study. This allows students to gain a range of opportunities for the study of disciplines which are greater than those for students studying one degree. Combined degrees with the Bachelor of Criminology include the Bachelor of Laws with Criminology, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with the Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor Arts or Bachelor of Communication with Bachelor of Criminology.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal university 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.
Employment Prospects Crime and Justice related fields, Criminologist, Media, Freelance writers and producers, Communications consultant or manager. Media Liaison, Federal State or Local Government, Public Relations, Journalist, Management, Social Media Manager, Public Affairs Manager.
Professional Recognition Journalism graduates working in industry would be eligible for membership of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
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

Note: students must refer to study plans to ensure units are taken in the correct order.

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

Students should refer to the relevant BCrim major structure to select these units.

Communication Course Core Units - 9 credit points

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

COM101 Social Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Communication Major Unit - 3 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select this unit.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 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

COM203 Consulting and Freelancing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Criminology Major Core Units - 9 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCrim major structure to select units.

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Communication Major Unit - 3 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select this unit.

General Electives - 6 credit points

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

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Criminology Course Core Units - 6 credit points

Select from the Criminology Course Specified Electives List below.

Criminology Major Core Units - 6 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCrim major structure to select units.

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

COM200 Communication Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select units.

General Electives - 3 credit points

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

Year 4

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 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

COM306 Specialist Communication - 3 points
Not available this year

COM313 Campus Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

COM308 Professional Internship - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, W-placement

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

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

COM300 Communication Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Communication Major Units - 9 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select units.

General Electives - 3 credit points

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

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

CRM301 Crime Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS5-internal

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

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

LEG100 Law, Justice and Social Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BSL165 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BJU150 Law in Context - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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