La Trobe University

Bachelor of Criminology (Honours)

La Trobe University

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

Completing Honours gives you the opportunity to pursue studies that combine coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge. The advanced analytical, research and communications skills you'll gain are highly sought after by employers, giving you the edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Honours includes a research component and a series of research seminars. The research component includes a self-directed thesis on a topic approved by the Honours Coordinator. Ten compulsory research seminars are conducted across the year and students are required to present a paper on their individual research project, developing essential employability skills in oral and written communication. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Bachelor Degree Honours.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Criminology (Honours), students must complete a total of 120 credit points consisting of 60 credit points thesis and 60 credit points coursework: 60 thesis credit points 30 core credit points 30 core-choice credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant study area
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70%
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $37,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 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 Friday, Dec 8 2023

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