Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324111
CRICOS 097918G

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

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324111
    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 Scheme. 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 Scheme. 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 Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324111

    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%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 097918G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 7 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 7 Writing 7
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 23 Writing 27
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 176 Listening 176 Speaking 185 Writing 185
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 85
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 31
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 21
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 10
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 11
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 80
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 86
    ISC & CBSE [India] 80%
    ISBE [India] 90%
    SAT [US] 1350
    Abitur 2.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 3.0
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.22
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 80
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 80
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 396
    ANU Foundation Studies 72
    Monash Foundation Year 75
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 78
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.8
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 7.3
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 67
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 5.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 80
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $41,000

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    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, Strategic Planning Officer, Strategist, Union Representative, Youth Worker, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 S1 CRIM 1001
    Understanding Criminology
    LAW 1509
    Commercial Transactions

    LAW 1501
    Foundations
    of Law

    LAW 1507
    Tort Law
    S2 CRIM 1002
    Crime, Control and Criminal Justice

    LAW 1510
    Contract Law

    LAW 1504
    Principles of Public Law
    LAW 1508
    International Law
    Year 2 S1 Criminology Closed Elective Level II GEOG 2132
    Social Science Techniques II
    LAW 2502
    Equity
    LAW 2599
    Criminal Law
    S2 CRIM 2001
    Surveillance, Deviance and Crime
    GEOG 2129
    Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    LAW 2598
    Corporate Law
    LAW 1511
    Property Law
    Year 3 S1 CRIM 2002
    Culture, Communication and the Carnival of Crime
    Criminology Closed Elective Level II LAW 2501
    Australian Constitutional Law
    Law Closed Elective
    S2

    CRIM 3002
    Criminological Research
    6 units

    LAW 2504
    Administrative Law
    Law Closed Elective
    Year 4 S1

    Criminology Closed Elective Level III

    Law Closed Elective LAW 3501
    Dispute Resolution and Ethics
    6 units
    S2 Criminology Closed Elective Level III
    Law Closed Elective
    LAW 3502
    Evidence and Advocacy
    6 units
    Year 5 S1

    Law Closed
    Elective

    Law Closed
    Elective
    Law Closed Elective Law Closed Elective
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019