Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies (249JA.2)
|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Business, Government & Law||
Canberra Law School
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|076971J||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Canberra Law School
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Investigate your future law enforcement career
Interested in a career in law justice or law enforcement? This double degree provides you with a core understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the justice system while applying the scientific principles needed to investigate criminal acts. Become a leader in the profession with an undergraduate science qualification oriented towards crime investigation and help influence and protect your local community.
Study a Bachelor of Justice Studies / Bachelor of Forensic Studies at UC and you will:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in forensic science or the application of science to legal matters
- apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility
- 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
- learn the ins-and-outs of Australia’s legal system in a broader context.
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.
A range of career opportunities exist for Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies including:
- Policy development and administration
- Court administration
- Law enforcement and security
- Corrective services
- Criminological research
- Law reform
- Forensic officer Laboratory scientist
- Government health department officer
- Australian Federal Police
Course specific information
Students completing the forensic component of the double degree will qualify for a Bachelor of Forensic Studies award, not qualify for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies (142JA) unless additional units are completed in consultation with the Forensic Studies Course Convener.
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional admission requirements
For the Bachelor of Justice Studies, please refer to the individual course. For the Bachelor of Forensic Studies, assumed knowledge is ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods major; NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics.
Periods course is open for new admissions
This course is not open for new admissions.
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for this course, however any previous study or work experience will be considered as part of your application.
Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies (249JA) | 96 credit points
- 21 credit points major is restricted to students enrolled in double degrees.
- From 2019, unit 8375 has replaced unit 10002 in this major. Students who are required to undertake 8375 elsewhere in their course should select an open elective unit instead.
- Unit Levels: In choosing electives students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire course.Note:
- Must pass 9 credit points from anywhere in the University.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|The Bachelor of Justice Studies equips students with broad theoretical and technical knowledge about many areas of the justice sector, including policy development and administration, court administration, law enforcement and security, corrective services, criminological research, community legal centres and law reform bodies.||
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
|The aim of the Bachelor of Justice Studies is to develop graduates who have the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake professional roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy in the justice sector. Graduates are expected to understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector and to be able to analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the sector; analyse generate and transmit solutions to sector problems and transmit knowledge and ideas relevant to the sector to others.||
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
|Graduates are expected to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility. They will be able to work both individually and collaboratively to investigate justice sector issues and creatively solve problems that arise in that sector.||
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
|- Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in forensic science or the application of science to legal matters. AQF: Knowledge||
Graduates will have developed the following skills and attributes:
1. The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively to the legal community and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries;
2. The ability to gather scientific information, and to analyse and evaluate that information in a systematic way;
3. The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions;
4. The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively;
5. The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of the legal community and for the administration of justice.
|Graduates will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to: - analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities in the field of forensic science; - analyse, generate and transmit scientific solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex legal problems; - transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to those involved in the legal system including judges and juries AQF: Knowledge, Skills and Application of knowledge and skills.||
|Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement of knowledge and responsibility: - for problem solving and decision making in professional practice; - in contexts that are unfamiliar and require self-directed work and learning; - to provide specialist scientific advice with respect to legal matters AQF: Application of knowledge and skills||
- Major in Forensic Chemistry (MJ0042)
- Major in Forensic Biology (MJ0043)
- Major in Justice Studies (MJ0147)
|Bachelor of Forensic Studies||B ForSt|
|Bachelor of Justice Studies||B JusticeSt|
Refer to individual courses.
Diploma of Justice Studies, Associate Degree of Justice Studies, Bachelor of Forensic Studies, Bachelor of Justice Studies.
|Student category||Contact details|
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