Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1112

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$32,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

061466E

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

SECURE A LIFE IN FIGHTING CRIME

With this degree, you'll be a part of the leading school of criminology in Queensland. You'll learn from internationally recognised experts and industry leaders who bring their authentic and compelling crime experiences to your study.

In your first year, you'll learn about the current trends in crime in Australia and overseas. Academic and professional experts will explain proven ways that crime can be examined, prevented and reduced. You'll participate in courses that include the police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide.

In your second and third years, you'll narrow your focus into a key area of criminology and criminal justice based on your interests and desired career. You can choose from elective courses in policing, corrections, working with offenders and victims, counter-terrorism, or crime analysis and investigation.

Industry and expert connections

In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional placement and gain practical experience, which helps expose you to potential careers of interest and employers. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain invaluable learning and experience that can increase employment opportunities.

You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in cutting-edge criminological research through the Criminology Undergraduate Research Internship Program. You'll be mentored one-on-one by criminology experts and can select an internship to suit your interests from a diverse range of research projects. Internship opportunities are offered on a competitive basis three times a year and usually last four to six weeks. It's a priceless opportunity only available through Griffith.

Graduate outcomes

As a Griffith Criminology graduate, you may find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, government agencies, crime prevention and regulatory agencies. You'll also be prepared for a career in law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles, and in criminological research and policy roles.

Flexibility

Study anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.

Global mobility

Students in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives. Learn more about going global at Griffith.

Attendance information

In this program you can choose the number of courses you enrol in per trimester and the order in which you will enrol in these courses in most cases. Almost all the courses in this program are delivered in a variety of ways and you can choose how you wish to undertake a course with only a very small number of courses limited to on-campus delivery. If you enrol in an on-campus offering of a course you will be required to attend 2-3 hours of classes per course per week throughout the trimester at the Mount Gravatt campus (some larger courses are conducted at Nathan campus).

If you enrol in an external offering of a course you will be provided course materials via a variety of means, including printed materials and via Learning@Griffith. You may be required to use the internet or other electronic media during your enrolment in this course and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is advantageous. (Alternative arrangements can be made for students who cannot access the internet.) There will be no requirement for on-campus attendance.

This program is also offered full-time and part-time through Open Universities Australia (OUA). As an OUA student, you are not required to study on-campus. You may complete this program entirely off-campus through Open Universities Australia. To be classed as a full-time student, you must enrol in at least two units per study period.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors* 

  • Public Administration and Safety
    • Policing and security 
    • Intelligence 
    • Probation and parole 
    • Government agencies 
  • Health Care and Social Assistance 
    • Child protection 
    • Mental health services 
    • Social services 
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
    • Criminology research organisations 

Potential job outcomes 

  • Intelligence analyst 
  • Research analyst 
  • Project officer 
  • Police officer 
  • Child Safety Officer 
  • Case Manager for Probation and Parole 
  • Provisional Psychologist - Prisons 

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional Practice requirements

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Students in this program MAY BE REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.

Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Open Learning fees

Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.