Are you interested in law enforcement and correctional services? 

Studies in criminal justice provide specialised knowledge, skills and competencies to work in a range of professional and community settings.

Recent needs of the criminal justice profession are for graduates with skills in social science, criminal justice systems and law, including criminology, sociology and social philosophy. 

Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies

Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.

Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems and a holistic approach to community justice with the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to Face
Bachelor of Criminology

Develop the legal and social understanding to solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology.

Duration 3 years Campus City Queen Delivery mode Face to Face
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Criminology

Launch a career investigating and prosecuting crime, or defending the accused, with a law and criminology degree from VU.

Duration 4.5 years Campus City Queen Delivery mode Blended, Block, Face to Face, Online

Master of Arts (Research)
Undertake a Master of Arts (Research) at VU to gain a respected qualification in the humanities, arts or social sciences.
Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Park, St Albans Delivery mode Face to Face

Preparation for the Police Entrance Examination

This preparation course provides students with the skills required to pass the Victoria Police Entrance Examination.

Duration 3 weeks Campus Footscray Nicholson

Studying criminal justice at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.


When students graduate they will be qualified to seek employment in the criminal justice system.

Many of our graduates also gain employment in:

  • community legal settings
  • law firms
  • security and intelligence organisations
  • welfare and support agencies.

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