Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Laws

A rewarding career for an enquiring mind

Supercharge your criminology and criminal justice degree with law and you will be ready to launch a meaningful legal career in the criminal justice sector.

This five-year full-time double degree is the ideal combination if you want to be a criminal lawyer or work in regulatory or policy work in criminal justice areas covering interpersonal violence, policing, forensic psychology, corrections and cybercrime.

This course is offered at our Blacktown, Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses.

Applications for Semester 1 2023 are now open.

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Unique skillset, diverse employers

When you study this combined degree, you’ll build a unique skillset highly attractive to employers across the justice sector and beyond.

You’ll learn how to engage in legal research, principles of law, theories and practices of regulation, and policy development and implementation. And you’ll gain a sound understanding of the wider social context within which the justice sector functions.

Ethical practice

Our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Laws focuses on justice, equity and the dignity of all human beings.

You'll develop the skills to become a confident, ethical lawyer, while also developing the knowledge and expertise to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice sector.

As well as learning how to make well-reasoned ethical decisions, you will graduate with the ability to recognise, weigh up and respond to the complex ethical issues you’re bound to face in your career.

Graduate job-ready

You will put theory into practice by doing a 40-hour placement associated with the criminal justice sector and 80 hours of pro bonolegal engagement.

This double degree is accredited for admission to legal practice in NSW, Qld and Vic, and recognised in other Australian states and territories.

Career outcomes

You’ll graduate with a unique and attractive skillset fit for a wide range of roles. Depending on your interests, you could forge a career in public policy; law, intelligence and investigations; courts and tribunals; corrections and rehabilitation services; security; criminal law; or forensics.


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