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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Prevent crime. Promote justice.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2408, 091252D
Intake Months
International Fees
$34,208 per year / $136,832 total

About this course

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and responses to crime. In preparation for your career as a criminologist, you'll study criminological theory, criminal justice, criminological research methods, global security, criminal law and professional practice in criminology, and criminal justice.

As a criminologist, you'll understand the operations and effectiveness of Australian and international criminal justice systems, and the nature of crime and deviance. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to contribute towards preventing and controlling crime problems that face contemporary society.

Graduates of criminology and criminal justice are sought after in the public and private sectors, advising on evidence-based crime control policies, developing corporate risk management strategies and working in global companies to better manage growing transnational crime problems, including cyber crime.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • The program has four years of professional practice built into the program, with deep engagement with industry partners including Queensland Police Service, Queensland Corrective Services, Australian Federal Policing, Sentencing Commission and many more.
  • The only undergraduate degree in criminology in the world that has three years of law courses built into the program.
  • The only four year, embedded honours program in criminology in Australia giving students guaranteed honours giving you an edge in the graduate market place.
  • Learn from award winning academics and cutting-edge researchers who will expose you to unique, first-hand perspectives and connect you with industry exposure.

Career pathways

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

  • Police officer
  • Legal practitioner
  • Security consultant
  • Risk assessor
  • Court officer
  • Case manager
  • Forensic specialist