Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Criminology

Why combine Media with Criminology?  

Media is about mass communication, entertainment and education. Criminology investigates the sociology of crime and deviance. Both focus on a growing national and international field: security, social order and well-being. 

The two come together seamlessly in a range of exciting fields—from community development to investigative journalism.

What will you do?

  • Learn from locally and globally active researchers.
  • Debate and research the causes and consequences of crime.
  • Consider how crime is represented in our culture, and the influence this has on policy and public opinion.
  • Build skills in digital and interactive media, writing, research, reporting, storytelling, radio and video production.
  • Gain industry experience with organisations such as major media networks and outlets.

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Please note: the Media specialisations available in the single degree of Bachelor of Media are not available to double degree students.

  • Investigate the causes of crime and deviance
  • Influence how crime is understood and portrayed in the media
  • Learn from world-leading academics

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324261
2023 CSP ATAR 65.15
2023 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25.5
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake

February and July

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.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. 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 a pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2024. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2024 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2023 or 2022), 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 2022). 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

2023 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 66.55
Median ATAR to receive an offer 75.3
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 95.5
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 69.2
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 79
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.45
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
  • Admissions Transparency Data
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (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)
    N/A N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    <5 N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A 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 <5 N/A
    All students <5 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $10,835

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Careers

Industry Placement

All Bachelor of Media students have the opportunity to take part in a media industry placement through the elective course Media Industry Transitions. This path is highly recommended if you wish to enter the industry directly after completion of your undergraduate degree. 

The placement allows you to gain meaningful work experience by contributing toward a host organisation project.  You are given the opportunity to negotiate your own placements with organisations of your choice, after discussion with the Convenor of Media Industry Transitions. You need to ensure that your industry placement does not clash with your other courses.

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Journalist;  Judicial Associate;  Administrative Assistant;  Market Researcher;  Ministerial Adviser;  Community Development Officer;  Community Legal Services Officer;  Parliamentary Adviser;  Personal / Research Officer (Local MP);  Policy Adviser ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

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Testimonial

Undertaking opportunities offered by the University such as study tours, internships and starting a club, my life perspective has also been broadened.

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Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2024