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Bachelor of  Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Program code: 2408
QTAC code: 718101
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Min. selection threshold

OP

8
/

Rank

84
/

IB

30
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Interested in criminal law? The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed as a criminologist.

  • This four-year honours program combines core courses and industry experience to build a strong foundation across key criminal justice concepts. This includes the nature of crime, justice systems, research methods and professional practice.
  • Deepen your understanding of criminal justice systems with three criminal law courses across three levels. This includes Law in the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law in Context, and Transnational Crime and International Criminal Justice.
  • Complete a compulsory course on criminal justice research methods in Year 4, and put your knowledge into practice as you design and conduct an honours thesis or case study.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification. You will have the knowledge and skills to set yourself apart in the job market or pursue postgraduate studies.

Encompassing a range of diverse courses, UQ's Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) provides you with industry-relevant skills to stand out in the growing international justice and criminology employment markets.

  • Why study

    About the program

  • Beyond the classroom

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Career outcomes

Graduates will gain an understanding of the operations and effectiveness of Australian and international criminal justice systems, the nature of crime and deviance, and the skills and knowledge to contribute towards preventing and controlling crime problems that face contemporary society.

Graduates are well-positioned for career opportunities in the following areas:

  • courts
  • public prosecutions
  • corrections
  • policing
  • public and community safety
  • housing
  • health regulation
  • crime commissions
  • public integrity
  • local government
  • national security
  • social service agencies
  • international aid organisations
  • treatment centres.
  • corporate security
  • corporate regulation
  • transnational crime control
  • urban development
  • risk assessment
  • compliance
  • insurance actuarial agencies.

Summary

  • Program code
    2408
  • QTAC code
    718101
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Year 12 (or equivalent) English

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) in 2019:

OPRankIB
8 84 30

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2019

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours):

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest2 / 97 1 / 99
Median7 / 87 6 / 89
Lowest10 / 79 8 / 84

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) in Semester 1, 2019:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study15 17.44%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study0 0%
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
59 68.6%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5 <5
International students6 6.98%
Total86 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $7,139
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is 718101. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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