Bachelor of Social Science - Police Studies

University of Tasmania

The Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) builds on a strong social science foundation with specific knowledge and skills of policing. The degree brings together a range of disciplines that relate to human experience and behaviour, such as policing, criminology, risk management, law, sociology and psychology, politics, and public policy through two study options: The In-service pathway is an opportunity for serving police officers to build on their training and experience with a recognised University qualification, or The Conventional pathway offers a comprehensive social sciences education with a specific focus on policing studies. Whether you wish to work in policing, forensics, intelligence, risk analysis, justice, legal or correctional services, the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is the perfect degree to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for policing solutions in the real world. The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management in Tasmania endorses these professional programs. The Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (which involves Commissioner's scholarships and interest-free loans) is an incentive for eligible Tasmania Police officers to undertake study at the University of Tasmania.

Course Fee:

International: $91,478

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; In-Service pathway: Applicants must be employed as a Tasmania Police Recruit; Conventional pathway for all other applicants who are qualified for entry under the University Rules of Admission

Subjects you can Study:

Police studies; Politics and policy; Sociology

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Launceston 51.85 Yes Part time 7 years
Launceston 51.85 Yes Full time 3 years
Hobart 51.85 Yes Part time 7 years
Hobart 51.85 Yes Full time 3 years
At the University of Tasmania students study at a quality institution in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Founded in 1890, we are the fourth oldest university in Australia, and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Many of our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

We are highly regarded internationally for our teaching and academic excellence, and our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and offer personalised advice and guidance. Our diverse range of courses, student exchanges and learning experiences offer students a uniquely engaging educational experience, while giving them excellent preparation for their future careers.

The University of Tasmania campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities. Beyond our campuses, the University community is strengthened by a network of more than 100,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries.

Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a friendly and welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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