Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours)

Begin your research career in criminology and justice

Prepare for your career as a criminologist and build on the skills and knowledge learned in your undergraduate degree with an intensive one-year Honours program designed to position you as a future leader in the field. You’ll work alongside a dedicated and passionate team of researchers on a project related to the criminology and justice discipline and will develop industry-relevant skills that give you a competitive edge for graduate employment or postgraduate study.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 only
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
USC program code
Semester 1 only
1 year
Study mode
Blended Learning
Completion of a three-year bachelor's degree in Criminology and Justice or related field, or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution
Recommended prior study
CRM307 Crime Research Methods or equivalent
Total courses
Total units

In this degree you will:

  • Learn advanced theoretical concepts and perspectives and engage in critical debates in the field.
  • Be exposed to advanced research training methods through coursework and the design and implementation of your own research project.
  • Contribute meaningfully to scholarship in the criminology and justice discipline through an original dissertation.
  • Develop the core skills sought after by employers, including critical thinking and analysis, problem-solving and project management, and the ability to work collaboratively, ethically and under minimal supervision to produce high-quality work.
Research Areas:
  • Policing
  • Youth justice
  • Restorative justice
  • Sexual violence and abuse
  • Corrections
  • Crime analysis
  • Security industry
  • Criminal courts
  • Applied crime prevention
Admission requirements:^
  • Completion of a three-year bachelor’s degree in criminology and justice or related field, or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 5 (across 200/300 level courses)
  • Program Coordinator approval

^These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Importantly, enrolment is contingent upon the University's capacity to provide appropriate supervision in the intended field of research.

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