Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws

Why combine Criminology with Laws?  

Expertise in the sociology of crime and deviance will complement, contextualise and enrich your legal studies.

On completion of the degree you’ll be uniquely placed to pursue careers in criminal law, government, commerce, industry, academia, social welfare and community organisations.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws focuses on criminal justice policy and practice. You will:

  • explore legal and criminological concepts, processes and methods
  • take internship courses in legal practice and research
  • pursue specialised interests in both areas through electives
  • get placement opportunities in community legal centres or free clinics
  • access extracurricular training and activities such as moot court competitions.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • Bachelor of Laws

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354291
2019 CSP ATAR 95
2019 CSP IB 37
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 87
Median ATAR to receive an offer 95.65
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 98.8
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 95.15
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.3
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 354291

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
63 21.9%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study n/a N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
10 3.5%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
197 68.4%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
<5 N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A
International students 14 4.9%
All students 288 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $9,895

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Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Juris Doctor, Counsellor, Fraud investigator, Intelligence Officer, Jury Consultant, Parole Officer, Correctional Officer, Police Officer, Corrections officer, Policy Adviser, Court Officer, Crime Analyst, Criminologist, Data Analyst, Project Manager, Project Officer, Security Practitioner, Federal Police Officer, Social Planner, Social Researcher, Social Worker, Solicitor, ...

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

A recent case file assignment gave me the opportunity to gain genuine practical and legal skills from my studies of criminology. Using coroners reports, police reports and witness statements I had to build a criminal and legal theory. It was a great real life situation and example that used my research and analytical skills to build a real conclusion. It was challenging but very rewarding.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021