Bachelor of Laws / Criminology and Justice

University Of The Sunshine Coast

Program Overview

Make a difference in the justice system. You'll study a range of criminology courses, forming an understanding of Australia's criminal justice system and what motivates criminal behaviour. Cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia and learn about social justice, ethics and law reform.

In this program you will:

  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal arguments, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations

  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention

  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, international justice and more


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 24,400



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Law courses

Introductory courses (4) 48 units

  • LAW101 Foundations of Australian Law A

  • LAW102 Foundations of Australian Law B

  • LAW103 Criminal Law and Procedure A

  • LAW104 Criminal Law and Procedure B


Developing and Graduate courses (21) 252 units

14 required courses (168 units):

  • LAW201 Torts A

  • LAW202 Torts B

  • LAW203 Contracts A

  • LAW204 Contracts B

  • LAW205 Property A

  • LAW206 Property B

  • LAW301 Constitutional Law

  • LAW302 Equity & Trusts

  • LAW303 Corporations Law

  • LAW304 Civil Procedure

  • LAW401 Administrative Law

  • LAW402 Professional Conduct

  • LAW403 Evidence

  • LAW404 Regulation


PLUS select 7 elective courses (84 units) from:

  • LAW307 Commercial Law

  • LAW310 Children & the Law

  • LAW311 Law Professional Practice

  • LAW312 Competition and Consumer Law

  • LAW318 Advocacy

  • LAW405 Legal Dispute Resolution

  • LAW407 Elder Law and Succession

  • LAW408 Intellectual Property

  • LAW410 Public International Law

  • LAW412 International Human Rights Law

  • LAW414 Legal Internship

  • LAW415 Sports Law

  • LAW417 Employment Law

  • LAW418 Health Law

  • LAW419 Family Law

  • LAW422 Cultural Legal Studies


The following 2 elective courses (24 units) are only available to students who have been accepted into honours in Law:

  • LAW440 Honours Research Methods, Design and Confirmation

  • LAW441 Law Honours Thesis


Criminology courses

Introductory courses (6) 72 units

  • CRM101 Introduction to Criminology

  • CRM102 Understanding Crime

  • CRM103 Punishment and Corrections

  • CRM105 Policing

  • SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour

  • SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology


Developing and Graduate courses (5) 60 units

  • CRM204 Applied Crime Prevention

  • CRM206 Professional Development

  • CRM304 Professional Ethics and Integrity Management

  • CRM308 Diversity, Crime and Justice

  • SCS225 Social Research


Elective courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 discipline elective courses (48 units)

  • CRM201 Criminal Profiling & Intelligence

  • CRM203 Homicide, Investigations & Forensic Science

  • JST202 International Justice and Human Rights

  • CRM302 Youth Justice & Restorative Justice

  • CRM305 Professional Placement

  • CRM307 Crime Research Methods ^

  • CRM309 Working with Victims and Offenders

  • CRM310 Introduction to Cyber Crime

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Advocacy

  • Corruption

  • Crime prevention

  • Development

  • Law reform research and policy

  • Legal research

  • Political advising

  • Prosecutions

  • White collar crime investigations

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