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Studying law and justice: the basics

Get the answers to some of the most common questions about law and justice courses, including study load, course structure and flexible study options.

Bachelor of Justice

Can I choose specialisations in my degree?

Yes. The Bachelor of Justice degree offers two majors:

  • criminology and policing
  • policy and governance.

Can I do a double degree with justice?

Yes, you can choose from a range of justice double degree options.

What will my study schedule be?

A full-time student usually studies 4 units each semester, and a part-time student studies 2. In a double degree, a full-time student will do 2 units from each degree each semester.

A 12 credit point unit requires approximately 12 hours of work per week (including class time, whether face-to-face or online). Most units have between 2 and 3.5 hours of classes each week, but this varies.

Are work experience placements part of the degree?

Yes, you have the opportunity to get experience in the workplace and get credit towards your degree. Not-for-credit work experience opportunities are also available.

Does work experience overseas count towards my degree?

The Faculty of Law can coordinate and approve certain overseas Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and international experiences for credit in the Bachelor of Justice course. Contact the placements coordinator at the Faculty of Law to find out more.

Can I study on exchange?

Exchange opportunities and international experiences are available to all law and justice students. Complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions around the world, and undertake elective units on exchange.

I live overseas, can I do a justice degree at QUT?

No. You must live in Australia to study our Bachelor of Justice course.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Should I have done legal studies at high school?

No. Legal studies may be useful for an introduction to concepts that will be expanded upon in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course, but it is not a requirement.

Can I choose specialisations in my degree?

There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course, but you can study elective units and minors in areas other than law.

Can I do a double degree with law?

Yes, you can choose from a wide range of law double degree options.

What will my study schedule be?

A full-time student usually studies 4 units each semester, and a part-time student studies 2. In a double degree, a full-time student will do 2 units from each degree each semester.

A 12 credit point unit requires approximately 12 hours of work per week (including class time, whether face-to-face or online). Most units have between 2 and 3.5 hours of classes each week, but this varies.

Are work experience placements part of the degree?

Yes, you have the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and get credit towards your degree. Not-for-credit work experience opportunities are also available.

Does work experience overseas count towards my degree?

The Faculty of Law can coordinate and approve certain overseas Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and international experiences for credit in the Bachelor of Justice course. Contact the placements coordinator at the Faculty of Law to find out more.

Can I study on exchange?

Exchange opportunities and international experiences are available to all law and justice students. Complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions around the world, and undertake elective units on exchange.

I live overseas, can I do a law degree at QUT?

No. You must live in Australia to study our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course.

Contacts

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    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001

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