Bachelor of Criminology

The brand new Bachelor of Criminology course is one of the only named criminology courses in Sydney. It is highly recommended for students dedicated to working in the criminology field. It focuses both on the conceptual and the application of those concepts in the real world. With a structured unit list, it provides an immersive and truly relevant experience. There is a focus on research in the third year, with students developing their own research topic, collecting data, analysing the results, and writing up the thesis. This individual research project provides a vital base for a practical career in criminology, as well as for students looking to become policy analysts or research officers. 


Local International
Delivery Mode On campusOn campus
Location Penrith; BankstownPenrith; Bankstown
Duration 3F / 6P3F
Course Code

727030 [Bankstown]; 727033 [Penrith]

1710.2 [CRICOS Code 00917K] 
Entrance Rank

65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 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)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening 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.