You will be part of a unique cross-faculty program taught by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences and UNSW Law. You will study 16 courses in Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Policy & Research, and a further 8 elective courses.
- Introduction to Criminology
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Criminal Law and Justice
- Explaining Crime
- Sex, Human Rights and Justice
- Forensic Sociology
- Issues in Policing
- Crime, Politics and the Media
- Indigenous Perspective
- Prison and Punishment
- Young People, Risk and Harm
- Violent and Sexual Offenders
- State Crime and Human Rights
- Restorative Justice
- Psychology and Law
Dual mode (96 UOC) made up of
1. Criminology Core (36 UOC)
2. Social Research and Policy Core (42 UOC)
3. Prescribed Criminology Electives (18 UOC)
Dual mode is available in 4034 Social Work (Honours)/Criminology & Criminal Justice and
4763 Criminology & Criminal Justice/Law.
- Policy analyst and adviser
- Research officer
- Project manager and research designer
- Federal, state and local governments
- Court and prison system
- Federal and state police
- Security and intelligence
- Insurance and private sector
Students in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice gain practical experience through a Major Social Research Project.
This project brings together the research and analytical skills necessary for research and policy-related work, including preparation of a research proposal, literature review and the completion of a research project embodying the results of the research.
Past Criminology and Criminal Justice research topics have included:
- E-trafficking - using new technologies in the context of human trafficking
- Degrees of difference? A preliminary study into the composition of criminology degrees at Australian universities
Crime and justice research network
As a Criminology and Criminal Justice students, you can get actively involved in the Crime and Justice Research Network – an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together academics, researchers and students across UNSW with an interest in crime and justice.
As one of Australia’s most international universities, UNSW offers you the opportunity to spend a term or more overseas studying at one of our partner institutions as part of your degree. UNSW manages a large and active exchange program with over 200 different student exchange opportunities in 38 countries.
Criminology and Criminal Justice students have the option to enrol in an elective internship through the Arts & Social Sciences Vocational Placement (Internship) course.
The program provides an exciting opportunity to put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.
A fourth year honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended research, to further develop research and analytical skills and expand graduate options.