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.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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- Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
- 3400210661 (CSP)
- 3400210663 (IFP)
A$31000 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
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
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.