Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

As the study of the causes of crime and society’s response through the justice system, criminology is of natural interest to criminal lawyers. In this degree, you’ll combine your studies of law with studies in criminology and criminal justice to give you a holistic view and thorough understanding of the intersection between crime and the law. You’ll develop academic and professional knowledge along with the analytical and practical skills you need for a career in law, criminology and criminal justice. You’ll also gain a strong understanding of the complex environments in which crime occurs, and the changing nature of the legal responses that must be applied. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at GU.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Criminology and Criminal Justice/B Laws (Honours)/B Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (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

Studies in law and criminology and criminal justice are complementary and a double degree will expand your career opportunities across the legal, crime prevention and criminal justice professions. With a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) you will be prepared for a career as a solicitor or barrister, after gaining professional recognition, along with many other options. The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice will offer you opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies. You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles, and in criminological research and policy roles. You can also find opportunities in business and government and in areas such as academia, administration, banking, finance, industrial relations, and management.

Course Code
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Offer rounds
CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

51/2 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Gold Coast