Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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Dr Timothy Peters
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Dr Timothy Peters

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.

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.

Registration

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.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

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