Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1607

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in Trimester 2-2019.

Want to know how to stop crime before it even happens? What motivates people to break the law and what deters them?

This new double degree will combine the study of what makes criminals tick with an understanding of the justice system and policy making processes. With a better understanding of how policy is created and applied, plus an understanding of crime and criminal behavior, you will be equipped to influence the policy underpinning the justice system to ultimately deter crime rather than simply responding to criminal behavior.

This degree will give you a better understanding of the causes and consequences of complex crime and criminal justice issues and just how it is currently dealt with by government at local, national and global levels. Could you make a difference?

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Students may choose to study courses at other campuses or online where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Government and International Relations
You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.

Criminology and Criminal Justice
Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice provides graduates with a pathway to a wide variety of rapidly growing career opportunities. Graduates are suited to find work in the following fields: Police and law enforcement, corrections, intelligence data collection and analysis, crime prevention, non-police law enforcement and investigations, youth justice, youth and child protection, research, policy development.

Before I enrol

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Students in this program MAY BE REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.

Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.