Make a difference in the world by defending the rights of others, or prevent and solve crime to create a safer and better society for people to live in.
Where could a law or criminology degree take you?
Learn how to make the world a better place.
You could find yourself following in the footsteps of other Murdoch free thinkers: a federal minister for justice, a crime specialist that's re-thinking the jail system, or a lawyer defending the rights of children, protestors and inmates.
SCALES Law Clinic
Gain experience and provide vital legal services to the community at Murdoch’s real legal practice, SCALES Law Clinic.
Moot at Murdoch
Develop your practical legal skills in a real-life setting through our mooting program.
Solve real cold cases
Help solve real-life homicide and missing persons cases through our Cold Case Review initiative.
Why study law or criminology at Murdoch?
You will be taught by leading experts in the criminology field like Associate Professor Guy Hall, who previously treated notorious prisoners on the inside. Our other criminology academics have had extensive experience in policing, crime prevention, interrogation, prisons and criminal behaviour. You could also take part in Murdoch’s ‘Cold Case Review’, where you will have the chance to progress real-world, unsolved homicide and missing persons cases.
If you’re trying to choose between courses, why not consider a combined degree or double major? Where you can expand on your career prospects even further.
Explore our law or criminology courses
Want to defend the rights of others? Develop the skills, experience and competitive edge you need to make a difference in the world.
Challenge common perceptions of crime and investigate why people commit offences and how to prevent it from reoccurring.