• Toll free: 1800 258 5772

University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Bachelor of Criminology with Honours

Honors in Criminology is an intensive year-long program that enables students to research a topic they are passionate about. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own original research project and conduct empirical or theoretical research under the guidance of a supervisor who is a specialist in the relevant field.

It is the final year of undergraduate study for most students and provides students with an avenue into postgraduate study or into a career as a professional researcher or academic. Students who complete honors can demonstrate to future employees that they have important job skills such as the ability to produce high-quality work with minimal supervision, the capacity to engage with criminal justice agencies, and important project management skills.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


  • Feb
  • June
  • Oct

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional or Conditional Offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You’ll graduate with professional knowledge and analytical skills, ready to adapt to any rapidly changing workplace and to seek employment in a wide range of sectors including:  

  • policy advice and development 
  • policing and corrections 
  • juvenile justice and child welfare 
  • crime intelligence services 
  • drug and law support services 
  • education and research. 

For many, this course is also the final year of undergraduate study and provides you with an avenue into postgraduate study or into a career as a professional researcher or academic. 

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall have:

(a) Admission to candidature shall be determined by the Head of School on the recommendation of the course coordinator.

2. Except as provided in Rule 3, a candidate for admission to the honors course shall have:

(a) satisfied all requirements of an AQF Level 7:

  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology or the Bachelor of Criminology from the University of New England; or
  • Bachelor of Criminology in the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England; and

(b) achieved a grade point average of 5.0 (Credit); and
(c) attained at least Distinction standard in 12 credit points at 300-level in Criminology and CRIM244 or equivalent; and
(d) passed units to the value of at least 48 credit points in the subject in which the candidate wishes to proceed; and
(e) fulfilled any additional requirements prescribed and published by the School or area concerned.

3. With the approval of the Head of School a person who has fulfilled the requirements for an equivalent AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification of a university or other institution and who meets requirements considered by the School to be equivalent to those specified in Rule 2 (b), (c), (d) and (e), may be admitted to the honors course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Criminology with Honours.

Candidates admitted under Rule 2(a)(ii) shall have completed all requirements for admission to the degrees of Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws before being awarded the Bachelor of Criminology with Honours.