The combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws degree will build on the Faculty of Arts and Education' existing linkages with the Faculty of Business and Law including the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. The attraction of pedagogic logic of studying Criminology and Law has already been demonstrated, in the form of students majoring in Criminology in combined Arts/Law degrees. The introduction of the Bachelor of Criminology in 2007 invites the strengthening of cross-Faculty linkages in the combined Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws degree.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws (International Students)
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php .
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws students must complete 40 credit points of study.
Students will undertake 16 credit point in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Criminology(A329) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Criminology portion of the degree students undertake 8 credit points of core units and 8 credit points of electives.
Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 20 credit points are core and 4 credit points are taken as elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience and Dispute Resolution activities in order to be eligible to graduate.
All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.
Students in this combined degree are exempt from completing the core Bachelor of Criminology unit MLP233 due to the content being covered extensively in the core Bachelor of Laws unit MLL214 and MLL218.
Bachelor of Criminology
Sixteen credit points from the following list of Criminology units.
8 credit points of Core units
ASL111 The Criminal Justice System
ASL113 Crime, Criminology and Policing
ASL311 Criminology Internship
ASL214 Designing and Conducting Criminological Research
ASC320 Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age
MLP301 Sentencing Law and Practice
8 credit points of Electives from the following units:
ASC204/ASC304 Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities ^
ASC270/ASC370 Sociology and the Law
ASL204/ASL304 Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
ASL208/ASL308 Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Security
ASL219/ASL319 Drugs, Crime and Society
ASL221/ASL321 Crime Prevention and Security
ASL222/ASL322 International and Comparative Criminal Justice ^
ASS229 Anthropology of Crime and Violence
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
MLP302 Electronic Crime
SBF111 Fundamentals of Forensic Science *
ASL311 Criminology Internship **
* Requires SBS101 Laboratory Safety Induction Program (0 cps) as a co requisite.
**On completion of ASL311 Criminology Internship, students will be granted 7 days credit towards the Professional Experience component of the Bachelor of Laws.
^ Not offered in 2009, offered in 2010
Bachelor of Laws
MLL110 Law, Society and Civil Rights
MLL214 Criminal Law
MLL215 Commercial Law
MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
MLL218 Criminal Procedure
MLL221 Business Organisations
MLL323 Constitutional Law
MLL324 Administrative Law
MLL325 Land Law
MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics
MLL342 Workplace Law
MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution
MLL405 Equity and Trusts
MLL409 Competition Law and Policy
MLL410 Intellectual Property
Core Practical Legal Skills units:
MLL040 Witness Examination
Elective Law units
MLL314 Introduction to Negotiation and Mediation
MLL336 International Commercial Law
MLL344 Chinese Commercial Law
MLL349 Company Directors
MLL351 Law Clinic
MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement
MLL370 Law and the Internet
MLL375 Environmental Law
MLL377 International Law
MLL378 Banking Law and Securities
MLL382 Indian Commercial Law
MLL390 Succession Law
MLL393 Health and Biotechnology Law
MLL408 Family Law
MLL495 Migration and Refugee Law
Note:(i)Law electives are offered on a yearly rotational basis. Not every unit is offered every year.
Note (ii) All students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
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Bachelor of Criminology (A329)
Bachelor of Laws (M312)