Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





5.5 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge


ATAR 90+ Guarantee

If you receive an ATAR of 90+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice [LLB (Hons)/BCCJ], you must successfully complete 440 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 100 credit points of listed Law electives;
  • 50 credit points of listed Criminology and Criminal Justice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words "This award was achieved with Distinction" will be recorded on the testamur.


Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours
  • Class III Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined on the basis of the Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved by a student in all attempts at LAW core courses and listed Law electives as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

The nominated courses are as follows:

  • 180 credit points of LAW core courses;
  • 100 credit points of listed LAW elective courses.

Students achieving a GPA of less than 4.000 will be awarded an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.