Bachelor of Criminology

The Bachelor of Criminology at UWS offers you the opportunity to study criminology, crime and criminal justice in a critical and applied way. The method of study stresses the legal, social and cultural definitions of criminality and the reactions to these.

Area of focus include: criminal justice institutions and practices; the development of criminology as a discipline; forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies and debates; aspects of juvenile justice; offending, prisons and different forms of punishment; law enforcement and survelliance; violence, gender and crime; restorative and international criminal justice; cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology. 

The degree equips you with the specialist skills and knowledge that a new graduate needs on entering the professional workforce or on proceeding to advanced university study.

Nationally and internationally, criminology has become one of the most important areas of social science and there are a broad range of employment and research opportunities in the field.  

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Bankstown or Penrith campus Bankstown or Penrith campus
Duration 3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time 3 Years Full Time
Course Code

727030 [Bankstown]
727033 [Penrith]

1710.1 [CRICOS Code 00917K]
Entrance Rank

84.00 ATAR [Bankstown]
84.00 ATAR [Penrith]

Please refer to Admission Requirements
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Part time-study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

A Career in Criminology

As a graduate of the UWS Bachelor of Criminology, your future offers some very rewarding career prospects. Graduates typically find employment in areas such as:

»» crime research and analysis
»» criminal justice system
»» crime prevention
»» law enforcement
»» policy-making
»» community agencies

Your degree may also provide opportunities in the areas of university research and teaching.

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).