Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Program code

2117

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$33,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice or equivalent and 5.0 GPA in core second and third year courses and completion of statistics and research methods courses with 5.0 GPA

    (more)

CRICOS code

062205G

Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS FOR A LIFE AGAINST CRIME.

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is designed for students who want to hone their knowledge and skills through research.

You'll gain research training at a standard that will prepare you for postgraduate studies in justice administration, criminal justice or criminology. You'll also learn about advanced theoretical concepts and policy debates in contemporary criminology - setting you up to access a career at more than an entry-level position in the criminal justice system.

Your research will help to identify the social issues that lead to crime. You'll also learn to understand what makes criminals tick as well as how to minimise the negative impacts of crime on society.

Industry and expert connections

At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime related bodies. This Honours degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

This degree sets you to enter the criminal justice system in a broader and usually higher range of rewarding roles such as an analyst or program design consultant - careers where the ability to do independent research is key. It also offers you a great pathway into a PhD, a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) puts you one step ahead.

Flexibility

Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Global mobility

This may be possible through a study abroad opportunity or through Criminology Student Society organised experiences with police and corrections.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is offered full-time and part-time on-campus unless otherwise approved by the Head of School.

For the coursework component of the degree, full-time students will generally attend 2 hours of scheduled classes per course. For the dissertation component of the program, students will meet with and receive regular feedback from their supervisors.

COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions for commencing students only

International students must be in Australia and able to attend campus to commence this program. Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.


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).

Work-integrated learning

There are no mandatory work and/or industry experience that students need to complete in this program in order to be eligible to graduate.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors* 

  • Policing and security 
  • Criminal Intelligence 
  • Probation and parole 
  • Courts and justice services 

Potential job outcomes  

  • Criminal analyst 
  • Crime program director 
  • Policy adviser 
  • Crime researcher 

As an Honours student, you'll also be uniquely placed to further your research into crime-related areas. This is your pathway into a PhD.

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Pathways to further study

The Honours year (or equivalent) is an essential prerequisite for enrolment in a Higher Degree Research such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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 (Honours) (2117)


If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.

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