Bachelor of Justice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

This course offers integration between two important and popular areas of study. It will allow you to gain perspective of criminal justice, policy, governance and legal issues, and their impact on society. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of laws and their impact from a justice perspective. You'll gain advanced understanding of the law and legal system, and graduate with broad career options in both the legal and criminal justice systems. Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing a major in either criminology and policing, or policy and politics in your justice degree. Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study. Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology. The new law, technology and innovation minor which is part of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) covers topics on how the law is responding to new developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.


  • Must complete 528 credit points made up of the following: Justice Component - 8 core units (96 credit points)
  • 8 major units (96 credit points) Select either Criminology and Policing or Policy and Politics study area
  • Law Component: 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)


  • Criminology and policing
  • Law
  • Policy and politics

Standard entry requirements

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


Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a solicitor or barrister in all Australian states and territories. The degree qualification is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, India, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Study pathways

Successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue postgraduate opportunities through research and coursework based degrees in justice and or law. Students maybe eligible to receive advanced standing based on partial completion of other university studies. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $173,800 No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 9 years
Kelvin Grove International: $173,800 No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 9 years
Online International: $173,800 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 5.5 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Individual faculties also offer support through prizes, awards and bursaries that reward and encourage student effort through the generous support of individuals, industry and government sponsors. 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.

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