Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours)

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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours)


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Dr Nadine McKillop
Program coordinator

Dr Nadine McKillop

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.

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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Domestic students
  1. Browse ideas for research projects
  2. Make an appointment with the Honours Coordinator within the relevant school to discuss your potential research topic and the availability of suitable supervisors.
  3. Download the Application for Honours program form
  4. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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