Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Explore your passion for making a difference

Human rights advocacy has never been more important.

Human rights is a highly significant and swiftly growing field of domestic and global research and practice within law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics. This new cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Human Rights degree will be attractive to the committed altruists who want a specialist qualification that will prepare them to be the leading human rights advocates of the 21st century.

Our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice explores the causes of antisocial behaviour and develops the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice sector. By studying this degree, you’ll understand the complex causes and impact of crime, and the legal and social policies that keep us safe. The course includes studies in forensic psychology, forensic science, cybercrime, border protection and biosecurity, understanding violence and trauma.

Studying a Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice will prepare you for a rewarding career in human rights and in the criminal justice sector, both in Australia and globally.

Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Campus: Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney*, Strathfield*
Mode: On campus

*Law and criminology units will be offered on the North Sydney Campus; most arts and philosophy units will be taught on the Strathfield Campus.


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Career options

  • NGOs, both domestic and international
  • advocacy: Domestic and International advocacy, humanitarian services, disaster relief, policy development, volunteer co-ordination
  • social Services: human services provision, public health, economic development, policy development
  • policy advising
  • reintegration consulting
  • police (state, territory or federal)
  • immigration and border protection
  • community corrections
  • communications: foreign news reporting/correspondence, investigative journalism, research

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