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Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

Human rights is a highly significant and swiftly growing field of research and practice within law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics. This new degree leverages ACU’s scholarly strengths in human rights across multiple Faculties to create a new, specialist bachelor’s degree that will be attractive to the committed altruists who are attracted to the mission and service-oriented posture of the University and want a specialist qualification that will prepare them to be the leading human rights advocates of the 21st century.

A double degree in Human Rights and Criminology/Criminal Justice will be attractive to students interested in specialist study of human rights who have a particular interest in knowledge on crime and the social causes and drivers of criminal activity. Double degree graduates will make a valuable contribution to the (growing) justice and compliance sector of the Australian (and international) economy.

The Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice is 400 cp AQF Level 7 double degree course, normally completed in 5 years. It is a cross-faculty initiative with the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Law and Business and the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
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Career opportunities

NGOs, both domestic and international
Advocacy: Domestic and International advocacy, humanitarian services, disaster relief, policy development, volunteer co-ordination
Social Services: human services provision, public health, economic development, policy development
Policy advising
Reintegration consulting
Police (state, territory or federal)
Immigration and border protection
Community corrections
Communications: foreign news reporting/correspondence, investigative journalism, research

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time & 10 years Part time

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