Bachelor of Justice QUT

4.4 out of 5 from 5 reviews
Ranked #11 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

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 study areas are relevant and applied, and include topics such as crimes of violence, eco crime, official corruption, youth justice, crime prevention, intelligence and security, drugs and crime, organised and transnational crime, political violence and terrorism, and death investigation. You also have the option to pick electives from another discipline.

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.


Choose from two majors—policy and governance or criminology and policing


Justice offers extensive career paths in areas that make a real difference in our community. Career pathways include policing, customs, community outreach, child...

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You will have the chance to form industry links in a professional placement unit, undertaking a project at an external organisation. Previously stu...

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Student Reviews

May 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: The content is interesting and inspiring, the lecturers and tutors are easy to talk to and always provide great classes that I look forward to, and the content is not overly difficult or draining

Negatives: Sometimes the assignments can be hard to complete if they are new

My advice to future students is: Do y...

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April 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: Making friends & the career

Negatives: The work load!

My advice to future students is: Study hard, do well in school & leave partying to until you’re done

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Lecturers and tutors are highly knowledgeable

Negatives: Assistance isn’t easy to get

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of work and don’t leave it to the last minute

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March 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: Lots of mentors provided, content is interesting, lots of career opportunities, relevant information that touches on many aspects of justice

Negatives: no room for practical work, lots of writing work

My advice to future students is: Utilise the help that’s provided; through tutors, mentors and librarians

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March 2018
Year completed 2020

First year I found quite boring but now going into second year I feel like this is the right course for me and I get to take subjects I enjoy!

My advice to future students is: that first year is a struggle but it helps with the fundamentals for your second year and the future

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