Bachelor of Justice Studies

Enter the justice system with confidence

Our Bachelor of Justice Studies will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the structure, concepts and underlying principles of the justice system. It will introduce you to the issues that arise in developing, managing and administering justice policy and give you the tools to undertake those tasks successfully. Choose from a range of specialist electives that most interest you such as judicial administration in civil and family law or criminal justice issues.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank



Canberra, Melbourne

Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Justice Studies at UC and you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of the Australian justice system – its core concepts, structure and principals
  • draw on a multi-disciplinary approach that includes judicial administration, sociology, criminal law, human rights, management, communications, psychology, human resources and government studies
  • understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector
  • analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the sector
  • gain the knowledge and skills to work in many different roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy in the justice sector
  • apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility
  • work both individually and collaboratively to investigate justice sector issues and creatively solve problems that arise in that sector.

Career Opportunities

  • Policy development and administration
  • Court administration
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Corrective services
  • Criminological research
  • Law reform

Work Integrated Learning

During you course you will be encouraged to use your knowledge of contemporary issues and innovations in the justice sector by undertaking at least one industry-based work placement.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Civil justice
  • Criminal process
  • Legal methods & skills
  • Legal systems
  • Open major (x2)
  • Open elective (x2)


  • Cybercrime
  • Justice administration and the constitution
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence
  • Mental health and the law
  • Young people and crime
  • Open major (x2)


  • Alternative dispute resolution in law
  • Human rights law
  • Indigenous Australians and the law
  • Internship
  • Introduction to criminology
  • Women and the law
  • Open major (x2)

Course specific

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for an Associate Degree of Justice Studies. You'll then have the option of transferring into the Bachelor of Justice Studies at the end of first year if your grade average is strong.

Students based in Canberra can also combine the Bachelor of Justice Studies with the Bachelor of Forensic Studies or the Bachelor of Law to enroll in a double degree.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

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