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.
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.
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.
There are no mandatory work and/or industry experience that students need to complete in this program in order to be eligible to graduate.
There are several advantages in doing an Honours year:
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.
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).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 30.0||$375.00||$30,000.00|
|2019||Fee Band 28.0||$350.00||$28,000.00|
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.