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Bachelor of Government and International Relations/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Government and International Relations/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Government and International Relations/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • ID:GU610039
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

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 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

Want to know how to stop crime before it even happens? What motivates people to break the law and what deters them?

This new double degree will combine the study of what makes criminals tick with an understanding of the justice system and policy making processes. With a better understanding of how policy is created and applied, plus an understanding of crime and criminal behavior, you will be equipped to influence the policy underpinning the justice system to ultimately deter crime rather than simply responding to criminal behavior.

This degree will give you a better understanding of the causes and consequences of complex crime and criminal justice issues and just how it is currently dealt with by government at local, national and global levels. Could you make a difference?


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Politics - 1101GIR

  • International Relations - 1001GIR

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology - 1010CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

  • Doing Criminology - 1009CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

  • Criminology Skills - 1011CCJ (not offered from 2021)


  • Developing Professionally 1 - 1002CCJ

  • The Mechanics of Power - 1102GIR

  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Social Problems - Inequality and (In)justice - 1008CCJ (Tri 3: Online)

  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law - 1012CCJ

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy - 2001GIR

  • Governments, Markets and Communities - 2005GIR

  • Free-choice elective

  • Homicide - 1014CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

  • Law Government and Criminal Justice - 1003CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

  • International Relations Theory - 2017GIR

Years 3 and 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Statistics for Social Research - 2009CCJ

  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ

  • Social Science Research Methods - 3012CCJ

  • International Relations major courses


  • Politics and Public Policy major courses

  • Employability elective

  • Free-choice electives

  • Psychology of Crime - 2000CCJ (Tri 3: Online)

  • Power and Policy Making - 3013GIR

  • Applied Criminal Justice - 3030CCJ (capstone course)

  • Parties, Campaigns and Elections - 3019GIR (capstone course)


  • The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation - 3016GIR (capstone course)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Government and International Relations

You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice provides graduates with a pathway to a wide variety of rapidly growing career opportunities. Graduates are suited to find work in the following fields: Police and law enforcement, corrections, intelligence data collection and analysis, crime prevention, non-police law enforcement and investigations, youth justice, youth and child protection, research, policy development.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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