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Bachelor of Justice (Honours)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Entry
February
February
CRICOS
020313F

Highlights

  • A pathway to a research career
  • On completion of the Bachelor of Justice course or a double degree, this honours program is available to high-achieving students
  • Undertake advanced research training before completing a thesis
  • Work with a supervisor to design, develop and implement a substantial research project in criminology, intelligence, policing or broader topic related to the criminal justice system
  • Ideal for students looking to progress to a PhD

Highlights

  • A pathway to a research career
  • On completion of the Bachelor of Justice course or a double degree, this honours program is available to high-achieving students
  • Undertake advanced research training before completing a thesis
  • Work with a supervisor to design, develop and implement a substantial research project in criminology, intelligence, policing or broader topic related to the criminal justice system
  • Ideal for students looking to progress to a PhD

Why choose this course?

An honours degree identifies you as a future innovator and leader in your field. The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) develops your applied research skills to an advanced level in the fields of critical criminology, investigations and policing, and justice policy. The course provides you with the opportunity to use and develop your research skills, broaden your knowledge of a specific professional field, and extend your knowledge of the theories of justice.

What to expect

In this course you will undertake units in key theories and concepts in criminology, advanced research skills and honours research methods before completing your substantial research project with the support of an academic supervisor. Your project will culminate in a thesis and gives you the opportunity to pursue original lines of thought, formulate and test hypotheses, develop problem solving strategies, make decisions and demonstrate high ethical standards, pursue awareness of sociocultural and equity issues, and develop professional accountability. Honours provides you with advanced analytical skills, leading to opportunities for higher degree studies and giving you an edge in your professional life.

Honours students have investigated important and absorbing topics such as:
• impairment of the mind and the right to give sexual consent
• news coverage of domestic violence homicide
• politicisation of the genocide label
• murder by falling—analysis of staged fatal falls
• gendered representation of male and female terrorists in Australian media
• ‘African’ women on ‘mail-order bride’ websites
• cyberbullying and young Australians.

You will work alongside dedicated and passionate researchers in a vibrant research environment. To find out more about our areas of research strength, visit our Research page and the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre home page.

Career outcomes

Possible careers

  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Government Officer
  • Investigator
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Servant
  • Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Youth Worker

Details and units

The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) is a 96 credit point course. Students complete 3 coursework units to the value of 48 credit points and a dissertation (48 credit points). The dissertation calls for students to design, develop and implement a substantial research project. Students pursue original lines of thought, formulate and test hypotheses, develop problem-solving strategies, make decisions and demonstrate high ethical standards, awareness of sociocultural and equity issues, and professional accountability. Students should contact the honours coordinator to discuss their thesis topic and possible academic supervisor.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) is a 96 credit point course. Students complete 3 coursework units to the value of 48 credit points and a dissertation (48 credit points). The dissertation calls for students to design, develop and implement a substantial research project. Students pursue original lines of thought, formulate and test hypotheses, develop problem-solving strategies, make decisions and demonstrate high ethical standards, awareness of sociocultural and equity issues, and professional accountability. Students should contact the honours coordinator to discuss their thesis topic and possible academic supervisor.

Requirements

Course code
JS40
CRICOS code
020313F
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February

Academic entry requirement

Completion of QUT's Bachelor of Justice (or equivalent) recognised degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale). The bachelor degree must have been completed within the last two years.

 

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirement

Completion of QUT's Bachelor of Justice (or equivalent) recognised degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale). The bachelor degree must have been completed within the last two years.

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 Cambridge English 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. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

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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 $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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