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Bachelor of  Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Program code: 2408
QTAC code: 718101
CRICOS code: 091252D

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

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

  • This four-year honours program combines core courses and industry experience 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.
  • Learn from leaders in the field who will expose you to unique, first-had perspectives. You will graduate industry ready with a strong foundation of knowledge in professional practice and criminal law.

Encompassing a range of diverse courses, this honours program provides you with industry-relevant skills that will set you apart from others in a growing global market.

  • Why study

    About the program

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more
  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the experts

    UQ hosts leading criminologists, including Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, who edits the prestigious Journal of Experimental Criminology and was awarded the 2018 Sellin-Glueck Award by the American Society of Criminology, for her outstanding contributions to scholarship and professional work in the field.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Knowledge in the field

    UQ's Criminology program is distinctive in Australia due to its strong international and industry research strengths in understanding the causes and consequences of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system.

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
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    091252D

Admissions criteria

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites

Year 12 (or equivalent) English

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application 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.

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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,208
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, 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".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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