Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice or equivalent and 5.0 GPA in core second and third year courses and completion of statistics and research methods courses with 5.0 GPA


Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2019 (more)

Applications close

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) enables students to obtain research training at a level adequate to prepare them for postgraduate research studies in justice administration, criminal justice, or criminology at any University. The program also exposes students to advanced theoretical concepts and policy debates in contemporary criminology, and aims to prepare students for a career at a responsible level in the criminal justice system.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is offered full-time and part-time on-campus unless otherwise approved by the Head of School.

For the coursework component of the degree, full-time students will generally attend 2 hours of scheduled classes per course. For the dissertation component of the program, students will meet with and receive regular feedback from their supervisors.

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.

Work-integrated learning

There are no mandatory work and/or industry experience that students need to complete in this program in order to be eligible to graduate.

My career opportunities

There are several advantages in doing an Honours year:

  • an Honours qualification can be an advantage in the job market and in career development;
  • the Honours year greatly enhances a student's research skills by offering additional courses in research methods and data analysis and requiring a supervised dissertation;
  • the Honours year makes possible advanced studies in areas relevant to a student's professional interests; and
  • it is very difficult to win a postgraduate scholarship without a good Honours degree.

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.

Pathways to further study

The Honours year (or equivalent) is an essential prerequisite for enrolment in a Higher Degree Research such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) (2117)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2018 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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