Study options

We investigate the complex challenges confronting governments, communities, and criminal justice systems in Australia and internationally.

Our aim is to understand crime in order to find ways to address issues ranging from domestic and sexual violence to addiction, homicide; human trafficking, online fraud, youth justice, and organized crime.

With the specialist knowledge and skills you'll gain from studying with us, you could make a real difference in policy making and the criminal justice system.

Postgraduate program

The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) program is a pathway to a research career or an opportunity to enhance your expertise in preparation for employment.

High achieving Bachelor of Justice graduates may enter the Honours program and design, develop and implement a substantial research project in criminology.

The Master of Applied Law is designed for professionals who want to gain knowledge in a specific area of law. Choose from justice topics such as governance, policy or criminology.

Research degrees

We invite you to join our vibrant team of researchers. Our research culture is inclusive and collaborative, with regular seminars and events.

Our Master of Justice (Research) is an opportunity to develop your research and analytical skills and advance your career possibilities.

It allows you to make a substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding in the research area and work with a range of supportive, experienced and dedicated research supervisors.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) enables you to go deep into a subject, finding answers to critical questions and adding to the body of research knowledge.

Our PhD students do not take required coursework. Instead they work closely with their supervisory team to meet milestones leading to the dissertation, which is usually completed within 3-4 years.

Research topics

Crime and justice encompasses an endless range of topics that we can help you explore. Find out what our students have been investigating:

Find a supervisor

Send your CV and proposed research topic to the Law research office and we can match you with a supervisor.

More information for research students


Crime and Justice Research Centre

  • Level Level 5, X Block
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000