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What will I learn?

If you can't let, go of unanswered questions. If you love learning. If you're passionate about the world around you. Then it's time to start your journey at La Trobe.

With our flexible Bachelor of Arts, you can choose from an incredible array of majors and minors. You'll have access to over 50 majors and minors from humanities, social sciences, business, health and science, keeping your career options open. Pursue your passion and your profession.

Gain real-world experience and build valuable connections that will shape your career. Take on an industry placement at organisations like SBS Radio, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the United Nations Association of Australia or travel overseas for an international sustainability experience.1 Many of our exchange programs are financially supported. Your dedicated course advisor will help you to find your path and explore new opportunities.

The world is waiting for you. Step into it.

You'll learn:

Critical thinking

Delve into complex problems. Experts say critical thinking will be a highly valued skill in the workforce of tomorrow.

Emotional intelligence

Understand what drives our decisions. Learn how to connect to others with emotion and intelligence.

Creativity

Learn how to see new possibilities and turn them into reality.

Communication

Learn how to connect, communicate and collaborate with your university peers and future colleagues.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Major Description

The Crime, Justice and Legal Studies major offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the nature, role and impact of law in society. The major encompasses general Socio-Legal Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice and brings together the insights, theories and methods of various disciplines, including Sociology, Politics, Media Studies, History and Cultural Studies.

The major will equip you with the skills to analyse and evaluate legal concepts, processes, institutions and problems as dynamic and multi-faceted aspects of social relations. The Crime, Justice and Legal Studies major is concerned with the local and global dimensions of pressing contemporary issues. These include: citizenship, the ‘rule of law’, human rights and social justice, violence and discrimination, victimhood, crime and the administration of justice, law’s intersection with popular culture, and law’s role in social policy and social change.

By undertaking this major, students will hone skills in research, critical-thinking and problem-solving which will provide a solid grounding for careers in legal research and policy, community work, advocacy, welfare and related fields.

Career opportunities

Crime, Justice and Legal Studies builds skills in research, problem solving and communication to prepare you for a career in a range of industries.

Possible roles include:

Criminologist
Human rights advocate
Mediator
Community legal educator
Research and policy developer

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

002080A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,400.00 (16,98,215) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$12,080.00 (6,53,326) per year
This is a domestic full fee-paying fees for international students intending to study 100% online.
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. International Baccalaureate - 24 to 33. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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