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Bachelor of Criminology

Explore the world of crime.

Understand the causes of crime, how to prevent it and how to reduce its harmful effects on the world. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class researchers in such areas as transnational crime, policing and security, organised crime, cybercrime, terrorism, corrections and corruption. Learn to apply your knowledge and skills in professional settings and to succeed within this growing field.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $30,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 092879E
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Criminology at Flinders

  • Learn from the best with award-winning teachers and experienced lecturers
  • Draws on one of the top-ranked criminology research programs in Australia
  • Our teaching is informed by strong connections to government and industry through our internationally recognised research profile and Centre for Crime Policy and Research
  • Become work-ready with practical work experience opportunities
  • Pursue multiple passions with flexible combined degree options with psychology, law, cybersecurity, international relations and others


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Flinders Criminology graduates have enjoyed wide choice of careers and diverse employment trajectories in Australia and overseas. Many, for example, move into employment within the wide range of operational services associated with criminal justice system.

Others work across various support and welfare services that are crucial to positive justice outcomes for offenders, victims and other vested interests. Elsewhere, Flinders Criminology graduates have applied their knowledge and skills across a range of research, policy-making, teaching and training outlets – obtaining employment through governments, universities and in other educational contexts.

Potential occupations include:

  • assistant advocacy officer
  • youth justice case manager
  • community corrections officer
  • investigation support officer.

Potential career pathways include:

  • research and/or teaching
  • public policy development (local, state, federal)
  • the criminal justice system – eg police, regulatory or intelligence services (state or federal), corrections, and court administration
  • rehabilitation, counselling-related or welfare services, child safety and social work
    private security.