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Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Combine justice and law for careers such as in-house counsel, public prosecutor, public defender (Legal Aid), investigator for government or business, police or customs officer.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection
rank
89
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
417902
CRICOS
083027B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law and justice experts.
  • 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.
  • Practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
  • Classes with leading and expert teachers
  • International study and placement opportunities
  • High quality law library, expert librarians and Law Moot Court facilities
  • Convenient city-based campus

Highlights

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law and justice experts.
  • 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.
  • Practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
  • Classes with leading and expert teachers
  • International study and placement opportunities
  • High quality law library, expert librarians and Law Moot Court facilities
  • Convenient city-based campus

Why choose this course?

This course offers integration between two important and popular areas of study. It will allow you to gain perspective of criminal justice, policy, governance and legal issues, and their impact on society. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of laws and their impact from a justice perspective. You'll gain advanced understanding of the law and legal system, and graduate with broad career options in both the legal and criminal justice systems. Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing a major in either criminology and policing, or policy and governance in your justice degree.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our 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 intellectual property and technology. The new law, technology and innovation minor which is part of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) covers topics on how the law is responding to new developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

 

Real-world learning

You'll study a combination of justice and law units in the first four years, with the balance of units devoted to law units and electives. In the law component you'll have the opportunity to choose a number of introductory, general and advanced elective units.

In justice, you can select your major in either 'criminology and policing' or 'policy and governance'. There's also an option to undertake elective units in forensic science, Indigenous Knowledges, management or another university wide minor.

There are opportunities to undertake a work placement unit in your justice degree, where you can work with a community or government organisation for credit toward your degree.  Our Legal Clinic unit also offers credit towards your degree – it places law students with community legal organisations to undertake a semester-long project. They’re great options to refine your interests and enhance your resume.

What to expect

Assessment items or practicum

Our law and just programs are designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, and we support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Our 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.

Peer support programs

We provide a variety of peer support programs that encourage first-year students to learn from students studying in their second and third year. These programs give you extra support in your transition to university. First-year students gain insight and perspective, while second-year and third-year students gain leadership experience.

Law summer program

You can accelerate your studies or reduce your workloads during the year by taking full-fee summer program units. Werecognise the need for flexibility in your study and strive to ensure that there is a range of units offered during the summer holidays. These units are often offered in intensive mode (two to three weeks of classes) to allow you to make the most of your summer.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Although many of our graduates become legal practitioners, a law degree provides the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business. Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions.
Career options include private practice, in-house counsel, government (local, state, federal), ministerial adviser, researcher in parliamentary libraries, court registrar, public prosecutor, public defender (Legal Aid), crown lawyer (civil litigation), community legal centres, alternative dispute resolution, legal academic, law librarian and legal publishing.

Other career pathways include: policing, community outreach, child and family services, forensic investigation, correctional rehabilitation, mediation, intelligence, defence, insurance and banking investigation, youth justice, Indigenous justice, community legal services, foreign aid programs, women’s, youth and children’s advocacy, human rights and anti-discrimination, and policy and adviser roles within a range of state and federal government departments.

 

Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. 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.

Possible careers

  • Aid Work Manager
  • Barrister
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Child and Family Counsellor
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Criminologist
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Investigator
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Senior policy officer
  • Solicitor

Details and units

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Justice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) double degree, the student must complete 528 credit points made up of the following:

Justice Component

  • 8 core units (96 credit points)
  • 8 major units (96 credit points)

Law Component

  • 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of one introductory law elective

** Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points).

Law Honours Level Units

96 credit points of Honours units listed below will be used to determine the Honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points)
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law Electives

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Justice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) double degree, the student must complete 528 credit points made up of the following:

Justice Component

  • 8 core units (96 credit points)
  • 8 major units (96 credit points)

Law Component

  • 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of one introductory law elective

** Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points).

Law Honours Level Units

96 credit points of Honours units listed below will be used to determine the Honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points)
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law Electives

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
LW45
QTAC code
417902
CRICOS code
083027B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 92
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 82
OP 6
Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
6
Rank
89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $30,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

A scholarship for eligible undergraduate law students studying in the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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