Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University - Online

Course outline

This double degree will give you a better understanding of the causes and consequences of complex crime and criminal justice issues and how they are currently dealt with by government at local, national and global levels. It will combine the study of what makes criminals tick with an understanding of the justice system and policy making processes. With an appreciation of how policy is created and applied, plus an understanding of crime and criminal behaviour, you will be equipped to influence the policy underpinning the justice system to ultimately deter crime, rather than simply respond to criminal behaviour. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at GU.


Government & International Relations: International relations; political science and public policy; security, conflict and human rights.

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Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

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Career opportunities

Studying criminology and justice provides you with a pathway to a wide variety of rapidly growing career opportunities. You will be suited to work in fields such as policing, corrections, government, education, policy development, security, intelligence, regulatory law enforcement, crime prevention, customs, crime analysis, youth justice, courts and justice services. A double degree with Government and International Relations will provide you with a variety of opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. You may also find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, and intelligence and aid organisations, or work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies. With your strong analytical and critical thinking skills, you’ll be able to pursue work in a broad range of sectors including the government, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of business environments and the not-for-profit sector.


Institute of Public Administration Australia; Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences, Law
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time