La Trobe University

Bachelor of Criminology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Behind every crime is a human story. Some of Australia's most important social problems are waiting to be solved. Learn how to create innovative solutions to social issues and build a safer community in our Bachelor of Criminology. Explore crime in its broader social context. Understand how both crime and our response to it are shaped by gender, race, power and money. You will learn how to solve real problems in your community and gain a deeper understanding of various specialised areas including forensic science, victimology, family violence, international crime, youth justice, prisons and deaths in custody.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Criminology, students must complete a total of 360 credit points across 3 years.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Criminal Law for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Criminology Skills
  • From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment
  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System
  • Law and (dis)order
  • Understanding Crime
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

Secondary education.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $108,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

Further information

Some electives may be available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.

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