Selected major: Criminology
In this criminology major you’ll focus on why crimes are committed, how society defines crime and treats criminals, and what social factors and motivations can lead to criminal behaviour. Examine the systems and practices within policing as well as global crime problems, cyber-crime and security issues, and learn how to analyse trends, formulate policies and create systems to help prevent crime.
In Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts (Professional) apply your knowledge and analytical thinking directly into your desired career with a mandatory 12-month paid work placement.
In this arts degree you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, and how to develop plans of action with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference.
With a depth of knowledge and transferable skill set of critical thinking, written and verbal communication, cultural competency, and digital literacy - you’ll be ready for a dynamic career across a range of industries that meets the demands of a tech first workforce.
You’ll benefit from our unique industry partnerships to build your professional network and get to work making your mark on the world (and its future) before you graduate.
All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.
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- Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
- Semester 2 - 1 August 2022
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
- 3400210661 (CSP)
- 3400210663 (IFP)
I’m doing my professional placement at Hotglue – a media and advertising agency. My role is Social Media Executive. I work on a portfolio of beauty clients and have learned three main areas of the business – social media, advertising and production – vital skills for a publication editor.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with major in Professional Writing and Editing and minor in Social Media
I feel emboldened by my time of study at Swinburne and my work placement to pursue my ambitions. I have really developed my work, research and writing skills and have gained a good experience of a full-time professional environment.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with majors in Philosophy, and Cinema and Screen Studies
I secured a 12-month placement with the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner. Being able to undertake government work as a part of my bachelor has given me a head start that most other universities can’t offer.
Bachelor of Arts (Professional) with majors in Criminology and Sociology
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