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What will I learn?

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.


The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) is offered full-time on campus at the Mt Gravatt campus.

As a full time student you will generally attend 6 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (US$ 22,406) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 March 2021


Mount Gravatt Campus

176 Messines Ridge Road,



4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (US$ 22,406) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 March 2021


Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,



4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

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 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Griffith College
  • Sarina Russo Institute
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
  • College of the Rockies

About this uni

Griffith University campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries