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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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OP and selection rank thresholds are only a guide, based on the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018. Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand.

Overview

Get real-world experience

Undertake work placements as a part of your course, and graduate with the confidence and experience to work in diverse and complex environments. We have connections with a range of organisations that can give you the opportunity to put the theory you've learned into practice while you're studying.

Contemporary courses delivered by award-winning staff

By designing our courses in consultation with industry professionals, we ensure that you get relevant knowledge of contemporary legal and justice issues. Throughout your studies you'll complete assessment with a meaningful, real-world focus. Our internationally renowned staff include full-time academics and justice professionals who support and develop you to successfully transition from university to your chosen career.

Choose your specialisation

Your justice or law degree can take you anywhere. Justice offers specialisations in policy and governance, or criminology and policing. Our law degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to apply the law in a range of legal careers.

You could also consider a double degree which allows you to combine two interests and further develop your knowledge. Double degrees can also give you a competitive advantage in the workplace with a broader range of skills and help you to build networks in two professional areas.

High-quality, city-based learning facilities

Our Gardens Point campus is a prime location in Brisbane's city centre, close to the central business district and Parliament House. We offer specialist facilities including the QUT Law Library, and two on-campus court rooms: the QUT Moot Court and the Industrial Court.

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 may be able to study overseas, go on a short study tour, or complete short-term workplaces in South-East Asia and the Pacific, in countries like China, Indonesia, Japan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Vanuatu.

Law students can join national and international mooting competitions and mock trials to pitch your skills against other skilled competitors, giving you important insight into courtroom proceedings and developing your skills in quick thinking and oratory.

Mooting is integrated throughout your law degree, so you'll sharpen your legal skills and gain confidence in the courtroom as you progress through your studies.

Real world success

Nick discovered his interest in digital economy law at QUT with the choice of technology and internet law units. Now, he’s a digital economy lawyer in London.

Tailor your studies to suit your career ambitions

Develop your knowledge and gain the skills you need to succeed in your career. Whether you're interested in gaining deep, specialist knowledge through the Master of Laws or you're looking complement your non-legal training with applied law qualifications, we offer units that align with your industry and interests.

You'll learn from real-world case studies and be taught by experts with practical experience and up-to-date knowledge. You can gain recognition for the skills you already have in the public sector or learn how to navigate the complex structure and function of government with our Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance. Our Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence was established after extensive consultation with front-line workers, non-profit and support service employees and police.

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.

High-quality, city-based learning facilities

Our Gardens Point campus is in a prime location in Brisbane's city centre, close to the central business district and Parliament House. Our central location means that we often have practicing professionals delivering guest lectures or teaching courses as sessional academics.

Some of our courses offer the flexibility to study online anywhere in the world, but all our students can access the excellent support services and facilities at our inner-city campus.

Flexible study

"I have been able to target study areas to suit my lines of practice and build upon my practical knowledge. The flexibility of online learning as well as the intensive study suited my work and life balance."
Tracey Price, Director, Get Real Legals - Master of Laws graduate

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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

Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
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.

Selection rank 93

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

Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083027B

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

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
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)

CRICOS 077108G

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
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009034F

Masters

Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)

CRICOS 085235M
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006380A
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 067376C
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
External (Online)
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.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

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

Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006117E

Double degrees

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

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 076302B

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.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

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.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083027B

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

Honours

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

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 020313F

Graduate certificates

Duration
1 year part-time
1 year part-time

Campus
External (Online)
Campus
External (Online)

Duration
1 year part-time
1 year part-time

Campus
External (Online)
Campus
External (Online)

Masters

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

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
External (Online)
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