Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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Make a difference in the justice system.

Put the law into context with this double degree. You'll study a range of criminology courses to give you a good understanding of Australia's criminal justice system and what motivates criminal behaviour.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
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.
  • ^It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.
  • Only a full time option is available to international students studying on a Student visa.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 018311
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 76.00 OP - - Rank - 76
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
5 years full time or equivalent part time ^
Study mode
Blended Learning
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Total courses
Total units
  • ^It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.
  • Only a full time option is available to international students studying on a Student visa.

You'll also cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia and learn about social justice, ethics and law reform. Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.

In this program you will:

  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal arguments, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in USC's Moot Court 
  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
  • Have opportunities to further develop your skills by working with Legal Service clients under legal supervision in law professional practice, or undertake a legal internship.
  • Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, international justice and more
  • Have the chance to complete a professional placement in your final year
Career opportunities

This double degree will be valuable for those graduates who intend to practise in criminal law. A broad range of career opportunities exist for graduates, in areas such as legal research, law reform research and policy development, advocacy, political advising; corruption and white collar crime investigations, prosecutions and crime prevention.


The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates must undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

What will I study?

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