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OP 10

Rank 78

Course information set

  • This double degree integrates two highly sought after areas.
  • Explore fascinating topics including: crimes of violence, cyber crime, domestic violence, official corruption, death investigation and transnational crime.
  • Learn how to understand human behaviours, and apply your skills in challenging situations where knowledge of the human response is essential.


QTAC course code409752
QUT course code IX77
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact
CRICOS code 076302B
  • Case Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Child and Family Counsellor
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Face to Face Counsellor
  • Family Services Officer
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Guidance Officer
  • Health Psychologist
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Officer
  • School Counsellor
  • School Psychologist
  • Youth Worker


It’s not easy to look a repeat youth offender in the eye and try to help them—it takes conviction. This double degree will equip you with the kind of thinking you need to work in youth justice, probation, community justice, outreach or policing—careers with heart. If you want to make a difference and pursue a career where no two days are the same, this is the course for you. The possibilities are endless, for building a stimulating career in the community.

Why choose this course?

This double degree integrates two highly sought-after areas. You will learn how to understand human behaviours and apply your skills in challenging situations. You can combine justice, criminology, policing, policy, governance and psychology in one package, and explore topics including crimes of violence, cyber crime, official corruption, youth justice, crime prevention, intelligence and security, drugs and crime, domestic violence, sex and crime, transnational crime, terrorism and death investigation.  In the justice component, you can choose a major in either policy and governance or criminology and policing. In the psychology degree, you can take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist. The two degrees have many related study areas such as addictive behaviours, forensic psychology and traffic psychology.

In the justice degree, choose from two majors—policy and governance or criminology and policing. The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy as well as crime research methods with your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

Flexible delivery

All the justice lectures are recorded and study materials available online so you can access resources at any time and fit study into your lifestyle.

Career outcomes

You will have the unique ability to apply psychological principles to the field of justice. With an understanding of the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and skills in social, developmental, cognitive and abnormal psychology, you will have a pathway to careers in public policy development, criminal justice institutions such as police, security and intelligence agencies, corrections, rehabilitation services, and family services.

Justice offers extensive career paths in areas that make a real difference in our community. Career pathways include policing, customs, community outreach, forensic investigation, mediation, outreach programs, social work, intelligence, defence, insurance and banking investigation, youth justice, Indigenous justice, community legal services, and policy and adviser roles within a range of state and federal government departments.

Past graduates have developed successful careers in state and federal law enforcement, correctional services, private security, defence services, foreign aid programs, customs, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and Scotland Yard, and have worked on social and justice policies for government and non-government organisations. Others have become criminologists, contributed to women’s, youth and children’s advocacy, or worked in the areas of human rights and antidiscrimination.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Justice

First year comprises foundation units to give you a solid overview of each area. You will study introductory psychology, criminology and policing, interpersonal processes and skills, justice and society, and professional academic skills.

In second year you will expand your knowledge in social and organisational psychology, research analysis, social ethics, developmental psychology and counselling. You will also develop an understanding of the criminal justice system, and learn about forensic psychology and how it relates to law.

During the third year you will complete compulsory and elective psychology units,  select your chosen justice major and complete the relevant justice major core units.

In fourth year combine four compulsory units with the other four units of your choice. Compulsory units include physiological psychology, psychopathology and Advanced Statistical Analysis . You will complete two core units from your Justice majors and select two major elective units.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 10

Rank 78

Course information set

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). Recommended Study: Maths A, B or C.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $6,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Justice

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409752) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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