Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University

Criminology deals with the causes of crime and the treatment of criminals, making it of natural interest to criminal lawyers. In this double degree, students will develop the academic and professional knowledge, and analytical and practical skills they will need for a professional career in law, criminology and criminal justice. Students will also gain an understanding of the complex environments in which crime occurs and the changing nature of the legal responses that must be applied. In the Law component, Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. Students will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on their interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. Students will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. Students will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work. Students will take courses such as Crime, Contracts, Property, Corporate Law, Torts and Theories of Law. In the Criminology component, students will learn about the causes of crime and society's response through the justice system to address them. In the first year, students will learn about trends in crime in Australia and overseas. Students will study courses about police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide. Students will hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced. In the second and third years, students will have the flexibility to specialise with elective courses in areas such as policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. Students will also have opportunities to study abroad and receive credit for their degree.

Course Fee:

International: $154,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisite: English


440 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Law; Criminology and criminal justice

Study Pathways:

Honours is available for the Law component.


The Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00233E

Related Careers:

Criminologist, Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Gravatt No info Yes Full time 5.5 years
Gold Coast 78.15 Yes Full time 5.5 years
Nathan No info Yes Full time 5.5 years
Griffith University offer more than 350 qualifications across 5 campuses in Queensland. Griffith University serves more than 40,000 students. Approximately half of Griffith students study full-time and on-campus.

Provider CRICOS: 00233E

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