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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply.
  • Applicants must also have completed courses in Statistics (2009CCJ Statistics for Social Research) and Research Methods (3012CCJ Social Science Research Methods) and attained at least a grade of 5.0 in both these courses (or their equivalents).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

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.


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.


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Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Quantitative Social Research - 6006CCJ
  • Qualitative Social Research - 6007CCJ
  • Managing Research Projects - 6008CCJ
  • Dissertation 1 - 6091CCJ_P1
  • Dissertation 2 - 6091CCJ_P2
  • Dissertation 3 - 6091CCJ_P3
  • Dissertation 4 - 6091CCJ_P4
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Crime - 6009CCJ
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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