Study justice

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Our justice degree allows you to make a difference in a career in policing, intelligence, the justice profession, policy or government.

Why study justice at QUT?

  • Opportunities for professional placements with investigative and regulatory agencies like the Australian Federal Police or state Coroner.
  • Gain the skills you need for a career in policy, governance, law enforcement, the government and private sector, security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
  • Study full-time or part-time, on campus or online, or choose a combination of delivery options that work for you.
  • Combine your studies in criminology, policing, policy and governance with law or psychology, forensic science, management or Indigenous Knowledges.

Learn from the best

Our staff are highly qualified experts with extensive industry knowledge and connections across multiple industries and in subjects areas such as policy, governance, criminology and intelligence.

We frequently welcome guest lecturers in many of our units. For example, first-year students taking Forensic Psychology and the Law received lectures from consultants working for the Family Court of Australia, and academics specialising in eyewitness testimony in court and the perils of human memory.

Connect with industry

Our justice course is updated regularly to match industry needs. We help our students make industry connections through industry placements and our career mentor scheme.

Our students have:

  • worked with corrections departments in the Northern Territory
  • completed a project in the Office of the State Coroner
  • gained experience in the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Many placements are funded to cover flights and other expenses.

Choose your specialisation

Our Bachelor of Justice has two options for majors:

  • policy and governance
  • criminology and policing.

Secondary majors are available in law or psychology. Minors are available in Indigenous Knowledges, forensic science and management, or any other minor across QUT.

Policy and governance

Study policy analysis, and how policy is researched, written, implemented and reviewed within government. Ideal for careers in government.

Criminology and policing

Study for a career in law enforcement, defence and psychology of criminals, and intelligence.

Authentic assessment tasks

Most units have assessments that allow you to apply what you’re learning in real-world situations. In the first-year unit Policy, Governance and Justice, for example, students gain both understanding of theory surrounding policy and governance, and applied skills to develop and write policy. Assessment focuses on the legislative and legal framework of policy work and the political context of public policy decision making. Students are required to develop policy consultation, analytical and writing skills by creating their own policy for assessment.

Access specialised resources

Our QUT Law Library provides an extensive range of specialised legal resources and learning support for students. You'll also have on-site access to expert staff and online access to a reservoir of online databases and journals.

Flexible delivery

All of the learning materials for our bachelor course is available online.

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  • Level 4, C Block
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
  • Postal address:
    Faculty of Law
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001

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