¿Qué aprenderé?

Designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of psychology, forensic psychology or justice, or who wish to be employed within the criminal justice system.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in problem solving relating to the psychology of human behaviour.
  • Apply cross cultural awareness and indigenous cultural competence to confidently work with indigenous people and other cultural groups within criminal justice settings, in an applied professional or academic research capacity.
  • Communicate criminological knowledge and ideas, using both written and oral forms and applying English language proficiency for academic, professional and non-professional audiences.
  • Communicate ethically both inter-personally and in group contexts to a range of diverse audiences through a variety of formats including expression in research reports and proposals, online and through portfolio, interviewing, and written, oral and listening skills.
  • Critically evaluate the rigor of theoretical and methodological approaches when deciding on, initiating, planning, designing and conducting research that address psychological research problems in professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the history and philosophy of psychology as a scientific pursuit of topics and theories for understanding personal, social, cultural including indigenous, organizational, and global human behaviours.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world of psychology.
  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of criminological theories and research with depth, as required for competent practice in criminal and social justice professions.
  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge with depth of the varied contexts in which legal issues arise and the principles and values of justice and ethical practice.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills required to work collaboratively with others to develop knowledge of criminological theory and the application of criminological principles in practice settings.
  • Generate, apply and evaluate basic research methods to address psychological problems, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, including the appropriate use of technologies.
  • Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology to delineate psychology as a scientific discipline and describe its major objectives.
  • Recognize how prejudicial attitudes that exist in the reasoning of oneself and others can lead to discrimination and inequity.
  • Reflect on the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
  • Review, analyze and synthesize psychological knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and skeptical inquiry to solve problems related to human behaviour at a personal, social, cultural, organizational, and global level.
  • Review, analyze and synthesize theoretical and applied criminological knowledge of criminology and social justice in both national and international jurisdictions.

Employment opportunities

This course prepares students for work environments such as community-based corrections, custodial-based corrections, offender treatment programs, court-based services, mediation services, counselling services and outreach programs.

Possible future job titles

Juvenile Justice Officer, Family Law Case Worker, Child Protection Case Worker, Corrections Officer, Civilian Positions in Law, Counsellor

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Arts and Humanities



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$31.950,00 (US$ 21.649) por año
Fecha de inicio

24 Febrero 2020, 27 Julio 2020


Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,


Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have obtained minimum of 24 points (minimum of 28 points for Law) consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level and 3 subsidiary level. Minimum grade 3 at higher level for an English subject, or minimum grade of 4 at standard level for an English subject. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

Para estudiantes internacionales

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52 with no scores less than 50.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.
  • International Baccalaureate - Higher level English grade 3 (2011) or grade 4 (2012 onwards) or a Standard Level (SL) grade of 4. Can be achieved through IB Certificate or IB Diploma. Note: IB Certificate does not satisfy ECU's minimum academic entry requirements for undergraduate entry
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.

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Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de esta universidad

ECU es una de las 150 mejores universidades del mundo con menos de 50 años de edad según el Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018.

  • Tres campus repartidos por el suroeste de Australia.
  • Aprendizaje integral laboral cubriendo la demanda industrial.
  • Constantemente reconocida en Australia por calidad docente.
  • Muchas becas para apoyar a estudiantes internacionales.