The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of International Relations requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Admission requirements

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Criminology combined degrees through SATAC.

Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of International Relations.

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Criminology or Bachelor of International Relations and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of International Relations a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • a Criminology component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Criminology, as detailed below

  • an International Relations component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of International Relations, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Criminology Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising

 CRIM1101 Crime and Criminology (4.5 units)
 CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System (4.5 units)
 LEGL1201  Law in Australian Society  (4.5 units)
 SOCI1001  Issues in Sociology  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

 CRIM2201  Punishment and Society  (4.5 units)
 CRIM2202  Policing and Society  (4.5 units)
 CRIM2301  Criminal Law in Context  (4.5 units)
 SOCI2025  Sociological Research: Design, Methods and Ethics  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

Select 9 units from:

 AUST2612  Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges  (4.5 units)
 CRIM2304  Violent Crime  (4.5 units)
 FACH1701  Introduction to Forensic Science  (4.5 units)
 HIST2043  Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe  (4.5 units)
 LEGL2117  Crimes Against Populations  (4.5 units)
 PSYC1101  Psychology 1A  (4.5 units)
 PSYC1102  Psychology 1B  (4.5 units)
 WMST2015  Sex, Gender and the Law  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

9 units comprising:

 CRIM3401  Criminology in Practice  (4.5 units)
 CRIM3402  Advanced Research Methods and Analysis  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Select 18 units from:

  AUST2612  Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3011  Current Issues in Criminal Justice  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3203  Corporate Crime  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3301  Crime, Law and Trauma  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3302  International Criminal Justice (4.5 units)
  CRIM3303  Psychology, Crime and the Law (4.5 units)
  CRIM3304  Criminal Networks  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3305  Borders, Migration, Security  (4.5 units)
  ITAL3215  The Italian Mafia: Origin and Representations  (4.5 units)
  LLAW3256  Socio-Legal Theory  (4.5 units)
  LLAW3271  Miscarriages of Justice - Australia, Canada, Britain  (4.5 units)
  SOCI3049  Sociology of Law  (4.5 units)

Bachelor of International Relations Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Relations a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

9 units comprising:

AMST1002  America and the World: The United States in a Global Context  (4.5 units)
INTR1006  International Relations: An Introduction  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

9 units chosen from the following:

HIST1704  History's Killing Fields  (4.5 units)
HIST1802  Europe, 1945 to the Present  (4.5 units)
HIST1803  'The Lucky Country'? Australia and the World since 1939  (4.5 units)
INTR1100  Exploring the International (4.5 units)
INTR1102  Modern Asia since 1945  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

13.5 units comprising:

INTR2003  The Asia-Pacific in the 20th Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2006  Debating Human Rights  (4.5 units)
INTR2015  New Security Agenda  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

4.5 units chosen from the following:

HIST2014  War and Society in the Modern World  (4.5 units)
HIST2016  Globalisation in World History (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units chosen from the following:

AMST2001  Twentieth Century America  (4.5 units)
AMST2002  American Politics  (4.5 units)*
HIST2009  Nazi Germany: It's Origins and Nature, 1870-1945 (4.5 units)
HIST2030  The Great Powers and the Origins of the Modern Middle East (4.5 units)
HIST2043  Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe(4.5 units)
INTR2005  The Next Superpower? The Rise of China in the 21st Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2008  Africa on a Global Stage  (4.5 units)
INTR2012  Food Security (4.5 units)
INTR2100  Reimagining the Global South (4.5 units)
INTR2101  Democracy and Human Rights in Asia  (4.5 units)

* Note that students who wish to apply for the Washington Internship must select AMST2002

Core - Year 3 topics

9 units comprising:

INTR3102  Controversies in International Relations  (4.5 units)
INTR3104  Global Workplace (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

18 units chosen from the following:

AMST3013  The Alliance and the Rise of China  (4.5 units)
AMST3016  Internship Program: Washington DC  (9 units)*
HIST3004  The Fall of Britannia's Empire and the Postcolonial Experience  (4.5 units)
INTR3001  Australian Foreign Policy  (4.5 units)
INTR3003  Africa: International Interventions  (4.5 units)
INTR3006  The Rise of the Indo-Pacific  (4.5 units)
INTR3100  Environment and Development in Asia (4.5 units)
INTR3101  Global Inequality (4.5 units)
INTR3103  International Practicum (4.5 units)*

Note that students cannot take both INTR3103  International Practicum and AMST3016  Internship Program: Washington DC in this combined degree program.