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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

The University of Queensland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Interested in criminal justice? The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be a criminologist. This four-year honours program combines core courses and industry experience across key criminal justice concepts. This includes the nature of crime, justice systems, research methods and professional practice. Deepen your understanding of criminal justice systems with three criminal law courses across three levels. This includes Law in the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law in Context, and Transnational Crime and International Criminal Justice. Complete a compulsory course on criminal justice research methods in Year 4, and put your knowledge into practice as you design and conduct an honours thesis or case study. Learn from leaders in the field who will expose you to unique, first-had perspectives. You will graduate industry ready with a strong foundation of knowledge in professional practice and criminal law.

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The University of Queensland

Founded in 1910, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. Internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment, 43,700 students, including 10,500 international students from more than...

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Why study at The University of Queensland

  • Top 50 world wide – QS World University Rankings 2010
  • Top 1% worldwide – Times Higher Education University Rankings 2011
  • Above world standard in more fields of research than any other Australian university – Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment 2010
  • Placed 11th in the Asia Pacific and 108th worldwide in the 2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Winner of more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. UQ teachers have a 100 percent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, which recognise teaching excellence in higher education.
  • Founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research intensive universities that ensure Australia has higher education institutions that are genuinely world class.
  • Member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance that enhances the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and produces strong global citizens as a result of student mobility experiences.
  • Comprehensive range of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs with over 350 programs and 4000 courses available. 

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