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Our courses provide insight into contemporary legal and justice issues. Learn from award-winning staff and gain industry connections through placement opportunities.

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Overview

Future-proof for the real world

With courses designed and taught by industry professionals, you’ll get relevant knowledge of contemporary legal and justice issues.

Our electives in emerging fields, such as technology and innovation, prepare you to think ahead and take advantage of opportunities in growth areas.

Choose your specialisation

You can tailor your course to align with your goals. For example, justice students can choose to major in policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

We offer the widest range of law and justice double degrees in Queensland, so you can broaden your skills and career potential. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a variety of law and justice organisations, building real-world experience that suits your interests.

Global experience

Let your studies take you around the world as you build a global portfolio and learn to apply your skills in international contexts. You could study overseas, complete a short-term work placement, or take a study tour. If you're a law student, you can also compete in an international mooting competition.

Tailor your studies

You can re-invent your career, create opportunities, update knowledge and satisfy your curiosity with a postgraduate degree.

Our postgraduate programs have strong industry links and are continuously refreshed to stay relevant. You can obtain one of our recognised qualifications, complete a short course or take stand-alone units.

Learn from the best

You'll learn from real-world case studies and be taught by expert teachers who are innovative and at the cutting edge of legal and justice research.

Our internationally renowned staff include full-time academics and practising legal and justice professionals.

Practical legal training

We are Brisbane's only university to offer the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, which provides law graduates with the training required for admission to the legal profession.

Law

We provide a strong foundation in contemporary legal knowledge with real-world placements that develop industry connections. You'll be getting hands-on experience in advocacy, mooting and client management right from the start of your course, meaning that you'll be prepared to enter the workforce as a lawyer or other legal professional.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Gain the knowledge and confidence for a range of legal careers. You’ll be prepared for traditional and new law fields that emerge as a result of innovation and technology.

Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083020J

If you have a completed degree in another area, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your law degree sooner.

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083020J

Double degrees

Combine psychology and law for a career in legal, corporate, government, mental health or clinical health environments, or as the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083021G

Combine biomedical science and law to work as an in-house counsel or lawyer to health departments or the pharmaceutical industry.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 085232C

Combine law with one of eight business study areas. Ideal for roles in corporate law, company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions or intellectual property law.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083022G

Combine digital media and law for careers applying your legal expertise in the communication industries, or your media skills in legal areas such as privacy, freedom of speech or criminal law.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096578G

Combine entertainment industries and law to work as a lawyer specialising in clients in entertainment arena, or as a producer or director of entertainment productions.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096578G

Combine journalism and law to work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer for a media organisation, or as a journalist covering law, politics, crime and foreign affairs.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096578G

Combine creative industries and law for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, or a lawyer with special interests in creative industries.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083023F

Combine industrial design and law for a career as an in-house lawyer for industrial designers or new product developers, or intellectual property lawyer.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096568K

Combine writing skills and law for roles such as in-house lawyer, solicitor in private practice, policy adviser, intellectual property lawyer, or crime writer.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083024E

Combine film studies and law for a career as a director, media lawyer involved in copyright disputes or talent agreements, or film maker specialising in crime or legal content.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083024E

Combine IT and law for careers in cyberlaw, intellectual property, regulation of the internet, software developer, business analyst or e-commerce developer.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083025D

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.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083027B

Develop a unique set of skills to enhance your employment options whether you choose to work in the legal fraternity or within the property industry.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 099273A

Combine science and law to work as a barrister, intellectual property lawyer or inventor, or in areas including trade secrets, genetic modification and environmental law disputes.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083029M

If you're a lawyer looking to advance your career or create a niche, you can find a specialist course to suit your needs. If you're not a lawyer, set yourself apart by gaining confidence in managing legal issues with our Graduate Certificate in Applied Law.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates

Duration
6 months full-time
1 year part-time
6 months full-time
1 year part-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

CRICOS 077108G
Duration
12 months part-time
12 months part-time

Delivery
Online

Delivery
Online

Graduate diplomas

Gain practical legal training for admission to the legal profession. Flexible online and on-campus offerings, and a four-week placement with a law firm.

Duration
24 weeks full-time
34 and 38 weeks part-time
24 weeks full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009034F

Masters

Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 095410G

Doctoral

Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006367J

Justice

If you want a career that makes a positive difference, our justice degrees prepare you to think and act ethically with a social justice focus. No two days are the same when you work in the areas of policing, intelligence, policy or government.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Make a difference with careers including policing, customs, youth justice, intelligence and more. Undertake professional placement to graduate job ready.

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006117E

Double degrees

Combine psychology and justice to work in policy development, criminal justice institutions, rehabilitation and family services.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 076302B

Combine business and justice for roles including Business advisor, Community worker, Government Officer, Ministerial policy adviser, Police Officer or policy officer.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 099274M

Combine digital media and justice studies for communication or justice roles in law enforcement, intelligence and security, or crime prevention.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096582A

Combine journalism and justice for roles including journalist with a specialty in areas of justice, media manager for legal environments, or analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096582A

Combine communication and justice for roles such as communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for organisations in the justice field.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096582A

Combine human services and justice for careers in policy development, child and family services, Indigenous community work, customs services or criminology research.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 058290F

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.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083027B

Honours

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 020313F

Our courses are industry relevant and up-to-the-minute with current theory and practice. Our Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance has been designed in consultation with the Queensland Public Service Commission (QPSC). The Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence was developed after extensive industry consultation with front-line workers, non-profit and support service employees and police.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates

Learn to apply risk assessment tools in actual cases, and learn more about the impact of domestic violence on victims, carers and the community. Build skills in trauma prevention and care, and gain important insight to support your work in the law, counselling or enforcement.

Duration
6 months full-time
1 year part-time
6 months full-time
1 year part-time

Delivery
Online

Delivery
Online
Duration
1 year part-time
1 year part-time

Delivery
External

Delivery
External

Masters

Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 095410G

Doctoral

Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006367J

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