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- Be in demand – 90% of our Law graduates are in full time work within 4 months of graduation.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
- Flexible learning options such as downloadable lectures, 24 hour computer labs, and the electronic moot court.
- Bachelor of Justice offers targeted career paths in law enforcement, military services, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
|QTAC course code||417902|
|QUT course code||LW43|
|Course duration||5.5 years full-time|
|Start month||2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Why choose this course?
This degree offers integration between two important and popular areas of study. It will allow you to gain perspective of criminal justice and legal issues, and their impact on society. You will gain in-depth knowledge of laws and their impact from a justice perspective. You will graduate with broad career options in both the legal and criminal justice systems, and will gain a thorough understanding of the law and legal system.
You will be sought after by employers and prepared for the real world of law, as 90% of our law graduates are in full-time employment within 4 months of completing their degree.
QUT’s contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as mining and resources, intellectual property and technology.
As a QUT law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:
- a course that has been designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
- meaningful connections with high profile industry employers
- practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
- classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts
- international study and placement opportunities
- our high quality Clayton Utz Law Library, expert librarians and eMoot Court facilities
- the convenience of a city-based campus.
Real world learning
As a QUT law student, you will benefit from a course that is designed for the real world, with a wide range of study choices so you can tailor the degree to your career and personal interests.
QUT's law degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to apply the law in an array of careers. Through your study you will understand key areas of law and develop a broad range of skills and values in areas such as legal research, problem solving, and oral and written communication. Our course will also help you understand and promote the ethical standards of the legal profession and to appreciate international and Indigenous perspectives.
As our courses are designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, you will also gain skills needed to address legal issues in ways that reflect modern community, corporate and government practices. For example, you will learn collaboration and mutually beneficial decision-making skills from the wide variety of work placements, internships, legal clinics and volunteering opportunities we provide.
In addition, you will have unique mentoring and effective learning opportunities available to you through Crime Club, peer-to-peer mentoring and when competing in international and national mooting competitions.
You may become a solicitor in a law firm or in-house counsel for industry, government and other organisations; barrister; government policy officer, member of federal or state police services or customs officer; National Crime Authority officer; investigator for government, insurance and banking industries and other official agencies; or criminologist in police and government services.
The Bachelor of Justice is recognised by Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service and all law enforcement agencies and many students go on to join these services.
QUT Law is also dedicated to your successful career in legal practice as we are Brisbane’s only university to offer a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course and have offered this course for over 30 years.
If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values required to become a competent entry-level legal practitioner. The course is available full-time or part-time online or full-time on campus study (International students are eligible for full-time on campus study only). The course complies with the Law Admissions Consultative Council’s Competency Standards for entry-level lawyers and is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.
The Bachelor of Laws is also recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and in India and West Malaysia after completion of these countries’ qualifying examinations.
Assessment Items, Practicum
QUT's law programmes support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.
Students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:
- progressive assessments and open book exams
- an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
- small groups in core subjects
- practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.
You will study a combination of justice and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final years. In the first year of the Bachelor of Justice component, you will complete core units that introduce you to criminology and policing, giving you a foundation for choosing your primary major. You will also develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and learn about forensic psychology and how it relates to the law.
In the second year, you will learn about criminological research skills, social ethics and the justice system, contracts, criminal law, policy and criminal responsibility. You will also begin to choose units from your justice major.
Your third year of study allows more flexibility, with your choice of three units from your major. Also in third year, you will learn about equity, property law, trusts and Indigenous justice. The number of electives you can choose increases as the degree progresses, so by year four there are five choices of units from your justice major as well as law electives. Corporate law and constitutional law feature prominently in fourth year. The final three semesters of the double degree are exclusively law including administrative law, civil procedure and professional responsibility, complemented by law elective units.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $4,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (417902) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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