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Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Justice QUT

4.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews
Bachelor Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This double degree integrates two highly sought-after areas. You will learn how to understand human behaviours and apply your skills in challenging situations. You can combine justice, criminology, policing, policy, governance and psychology in one package, and explore topics including crimes of violence, cyber crime, official corruption, youth justice, crime prevention, intelligence and security, drugs and crime, domestic violence, sex and crime, transnational crime, terrorism and death investigation. In the justice component, you can choose a major in either policy and governance or criminology and policing. In the psychology degree, you can take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist. The two degrees have many related study areas such as addictive behaviours, forensic psychology and traffic psychology.

In the justice degree, choose from two majors—policy and governance or criminology and policing. Expand your interests with secondary majors in law and psychology. Minors in Indigenous knowledges, forensic science and management are also available, with both policy and governance and criminology and policing available as a secondary major and minor as well.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy as well as crime research methods with your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.


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You will have the unique ability to apply psychological principles to the field of justice. With an understanding of the most recent theory and practice of social...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Justice QUT based on 9 reviews
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Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Some of the content is in depth and relevant with a lot of detail. With insider knowledge from key players in the field.

Negatives: Some of the assessment is stupid and doesn't actually use applied knowledge. For example I haven't watched or been involved with any course content for one subject on government but...

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April 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: Great people, lecturers and just awesome content

Negatives: It’s hard 😞

My advice to future students is: Study!

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: The course is very interesting and insightful, love learning about the psychological and physiological aspects of the body and understanding how things affect people differently

Negatives: There’s a lot of work and reading to do to ensure you understand all the theories

My advice to future students is: Keep u...

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April 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: 1. Very interesting topics
2. Opportunities to choose what you want to do
3. Helpful staff

Negatives: Assessment details are vague - marked down for things that you weren't aware were mandatory aspects to achieve.
Tutors don't always know exactly what it is you are supposed to be doing - marked down on asses...

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April 2018
Year completed 2017

Positives: Amazing lecturers who work in the field

Negatives: QUT kelvin grove (psychology degree) is technologically behind gardens point and the courses given at that campus.

My advice to future students is: My experience at QUT was overall amazing I would do it over again in a heartbeat but make sure you forward plan...

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April 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: Positives is that the content is interesting and the skills are transferrable

Negatives: The career outcomes are not very practical and easily achievable

My advice to future students is: Consider all aspects before choosing and what you did well at in school, if i would have thought like this i wouldve chosen...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Actually really interesting units, and discussions, really good insight into both justice, and psychology even through the stretch of the double degree

Negatives: It is at two different campuses, which makes it very difficult for classes

My advice to future students is: Don't listen to what other people want ...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: That it provides learning opportunities relevant to the real world, it prepares me for many potential career options and the teachers are highly knowledgeable

Negatives: I have to travel between campuses as all my classes are not offered at both

My advice to future students is: Don't be afraid pick courses th...

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

I love the content, the lecturers are mostly engaging and passionate about what they teach. There is so much support for learning.

My advice to future students is: Work hard, build relationships with other students and your tutors/lecturers, ask about opportunities to advance your professional development.

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