Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Justice

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This double degree increases career options across communication and justice fields. The communication component prepares students for professional roles in the rapidly evolving communication industries. Students gain exposure to a broad range of communication literacies and local and international communication platforms through on-campus learning, international study experiences and engagement with world-leading research. Students will understand the importance of cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, in national and globalised communications environments. The justice component prepares students to make contributions in the operation of, and development of law enforcement and justice administration. The Criminology and Policing major includes criminology, policing, correctional services and crime prevention. The Policy and Governance major includes policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Students have the opportunity to develop professional expertise by applying their knowledge and skills in authentic industry settings.


  • 384 credit points (32 units). Communication component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 4 core units and 12 major units. Justice component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 8 core units and 8 major units. Students undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.


  • Criminology and policing
  • Digital media
  • Journalism
  • Policy and politics
  • Professional communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)


Journalism: Australian Journalists' Association (AJA) section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Justice: State and Federal Law enforcement; Government departments such as Correctional Services, Immigration and Border Protection, Defence and Protective and Security Services.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy or Bachelor of Justice (Honours). Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $132,700 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Kelvin Grove International: $132,700 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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