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Bachelor of Laws - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
Put the law into context with this Bachelor of Laws - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice double degree from University of the Sunshine Coast. 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.
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Overview

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 Bachelor of Laws - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice double degree from University of the Sunshine Coast 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Communication and Thought
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Understanding Crime
  • Punishment and Corrections
  • Policing
  • Foundations of Human Behaviour

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 088619D

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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