This course prepares you as a graduate for a variety of careers in security, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, policing, corrections, juvenile justice, indigenous justice, social policy, public service, and criminal justice related occupations including customs. In first year, you complete a variety of core foundation units covering professional criminological research skills, criminal justice systems, policing, justice, forensic psychology, policy governance, and social justice. You then focus your studies by completing a primary major in either criminology and policing, or policy and politics, and eight additional units of study. Graduates are experienced in research methods, group work, problem-solving, critical thinking, and policy analysis skills.
QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme: If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at QUT on 18 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. For more course information, visit Year 12 Early Offer Scheme at QUT.
QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 75.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Justice at QUT.
Study your way – study on campus or online, or try a blended approach. There may be specific times you need to be online, or physical attendance for a study block, placement or exams. Part-time on-campus students should note daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions. Some units are offered in summer for students wishing to accelerate their study. Check the course information for more detail.
Criminology and policing; policy and politics. Second majors: criminology and policing; law; policy and politics; psychology.
A Suitability Card may be required; refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Criminal justice, police, law enforcement, corrections, intelligence, juvenile justice, government policy, customs services, court administration, policy adviser.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time or 3-6 years Online learning