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Major

Criminology

Diploma in Arts

Become a student in this major and you'll train in social research methods, learn how to study crime and its regulation and discover how criminology draws on sociology, psychology and anthropology.

Graduates can pursue careers in policing, security and intelligence, corrective services, social policy and research.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for social sciences and management

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Correctional case officer
  • Behaviour support specialist
  • Case manager
  • Family services specialist
  • Forensic specialist

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Introduction to social research

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