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OP 6

Rank 89

Course information set

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law and justice experts.
  • Bachelor of Justice offers targeted career paths in law enforcement, military services, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
  • A new law, technology and innovation minor will be introduced to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019 which covers topics on how the law is responding to new developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

QTAC course code417902
QUT course code LW45
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5.5 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact
CRICOS code 083027B
  • Aid Work Manager
  • Barrister
  • Child and Family Counsellor
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Criminologist
  • Crown Law Officer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Investigator
  • Lawyer
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy Officer
  • Senior policy officer


Why choose this course?

This course offers integration between two important and popular areas of study. It will allow you to gain perspective of criminal justice, policy, governance and legal issues, and their impact on society. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of laws and their impact from a justice perspective. You'll gain advanced understanding of the law and legal system, and graduate with broad career options in both the legal and criminal justice systems. Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing a major in either criminology and policing, or policy and governance in your justice degree.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology.

As a QUT law and justice student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:


Real-world learning

You'll study a combination of justice and law units in the first four years, with the balance of units devoted to law units and electives. In the law component you'll have the opportunity to choose a number of introductory, general and advanced elective units.

In justice, you can select your major in either 'criminology and policing' or 'policy and governance'. There's also an option to undertake elective units in forensic science, Indigenous Knowledges, management or another university wide minor.

There are opportunities to undertake a work placement unit in your justice degree, where you can work with a community or government organisation for credit toward your degree.  Our Legal Clinic unit also offers credit towards your degree – it places law students with community legal organisations to undertake a semester-long project. They’re great options to refine your interests and enhance your resume.

Career outcomes

Although many of our graduates become legal practitioners, a law degree provides the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business. Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions.
Career options include private practice, in-house counsel, government (local, state, federal), ministerial adviser, researcher in parliamentary libraries, court registrar, public prosecutor, public defender (Legal Aid), crown lawyer (civil litigation), community legal centres, alternative dispute resolution, legal academic, law librarian and legal publishing. Other career pathways include: policing, community outreach, child and family services, forensic investigation, correctional rehabilitation, mediation, intelligence, defence, insurance and banking investigation, youth justice, Indigenous justice, community legal services, foreign aid programs, women’s, youth and children’s advocacy, human rights and anti-discrimination, and policy and adviser roles within a range of state and federal government departments.


Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Assessment items or practicum

Our law and just programs are designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, and we support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Our students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small groups in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Peer support programs

We provide a variety of peer support programs that encourage first-year students to learn from students studying in their second and third year. These programs give you extra support in your transition to university. First-year students gain insight and perspective, while second-year and third-year students gain leadership experience.

Law summer program

You can accelerate your studies or reduce your workloads during the year by taking full-fee summer program units. Werecognise the need for flexibility in your study and strive to ensure that there is a range of units offered during the summer holidays. These units are often offered in intensive mode (two to three weeks of classes) to allow you to make the most of your summer.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Justice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) double degree, the student must complete 528 credit points made up of the following:

Justice Component

  • 8 core units (96 credit points)
  • 8 major units (96 credit points)

Law Component

  • 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of one introductory law elective

** Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points).

Law Honours Level Units

96 credit points of Honours units listed below will be used to determine the Honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points)
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law Electives

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 6

Rank 89

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).

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 $8,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $8,800 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.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  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 (417902) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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