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What will I learn?

Understand the psychology of crime.

Interested in the psychology of crime? This double degree gives you an in-depth understanding of the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, as well as crime-related applications of psychology. You'll examine the professional practice of psychology and develop an understanding of the scientific basis of psychological research.

In this degree you will:

  • Learn about human behaviour, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies
  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
  • Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, and more

Accreditation

This course is designed to meet the national accreditation requirements adopted by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You can complete further study to become a registered psychologist, clinical psychologist or pursue an academic career.

Career opportunities

  • Law enforcement
  • Crime victim support services
  • Intelligence
  • Custodial corrections officer
  • Community corrections officer
  • Criminologist/crime researcher
  • Security/intelligence analyst
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Criminal justice policy officer
  • Child safety officer
  • Criminal justice advocate
  • Human resource manager
  • Youth support officer
  • Disability support officer
  • Customs and border protection officer

Which department am I in?

School of Law and Society

CRICOS

088621K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,400.00 (13,97,140) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $101,600
Start date

Information not available

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects). Students must have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Paper-based: Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; TOEFL: Internet-based: Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 50 with no communicative score less than 50; CAE/CPE: Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR): 3 in all four skill areas; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC): Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2: Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3: Successful completion.

For international students

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

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

Pathways options

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