Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences


School of Social Science


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Criminology field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Criminology?

Undergraduate study in Criminology is the study of crime, deviance, and the criminal justice system's response to crime control, and provides a comprehensive exploration of the area from the sociological perspective. Students study the theoretical and empirical bases of criminology and related social issues that influence public policy decision-making on crime and its control. Criminology helps students develop an understanding of patterns and causes of criminality and the operations of the criminal justice system, and will be equipped with the skills needed to collect, interpret and evaluate information about crime and criminal justice. Criminology is a multidisciplinary field with links to sociology, political science, law, psychology, history, and philosophy. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Criminology to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.

What you can study

An Honours year in Criminology focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.

Please note that this field has a Semester 1 commencement only.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Criminology field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.