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    Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours [R4D]
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    Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours [R4D]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 1 year(s)
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    AUD 34,950  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours [R4D]


    Justice Studies Honours will equip you to make a real contribution to contemporary global challenges by giving you an awareness of key aspects of social justice, human rights, international development and peace studies.

    If you want to pursue a career in the criminal justice system, honours offers advanced knowledge about crime and justice on both a domestic and international scale, and examines the human rights framework in both a local and global context. You will gain advanced knowledge of the implications of race, disability, gender, youth, and displacement in both the criminal justice and conflict zones settings.

    If you are planning a career in the Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Federal Police, AusAid, the United Nations and numerous other Australian and international agencies, honours will allow you to specialise your expertise to aim for the career of your choice.

    If you want to pursue an academic pathway, honours provides the opportunity to develop general attitudinal skills relating to social justice, critical awareness, cognitive skills, research methodology, project design and writing skills that will prepare you for a higher research degree.

    The Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours is a unique, interdisciplinary course that brings together research-led teaching excellence in Criminal Justice and Social Justice. It prepares graduates to improve the criminal justice outcomes of offenders, victims, and other criminal justice actors in a broad range of criminal and social justice settings. Upon graduation, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the justice system, including issues such as criminal justice, social justice, human rights, advocacy, conflict resolution, and mediation.

    The course is developed within an applied framework that develops and equips graduates with real world problem solving capabilities that they can apply in local, national, and global employment opportunities. Students will be prepared for criminal and social justice workplaces by learning independently and collaboratively about the theoretical, ethical, and practical issues related to crime and justice.

    Students will engage with these knowledge's through analytical and problem-solving tasks that will equip them with high-level oral and written communication and research skills.

    Honours extends undergraduate specialisation with a focus on conceptualising and undertaking a research project written-up and shared as a research thesis. Students will gain and apply advanced research and communication skills by designing and carrying out an independent piece of research under supervision. Comprised of specialised core units and a research thesis, honours study offers exciting opportunities for students to develop advanced knowledge in theory and method in order to investigate, analyse and find solutions to a range of wicked problems at local, national and global levels.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to the 12th year in Australia. Some courses also require the completion of pre-requisite subjects, such as Mathematics or Chemistry.

    We have provided a list of countries and their academic qualifications that meet the University's minimum entry requirements.

    You can view the entry requirements for your desired undergraduate program by searching for your course on our course and unit handbook page. Students who do not meet the undergraduate entry requirements at the University may be eligible for the Foundation Studies Program which can be used as a pathway into an undergraduate course.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    With public, private and not-for-profit organisations increasingly partnering together to overcome social and environmental justice problems, as a Justice Studies graduate you will be prepared for a diverse choice of career options.

    These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.1

    1ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

    • Protective Service Workers (Police, Prison Officers etc.)
    • Intelligence and Policy Analysts
    • Social and Welfare Professionals
    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 34,950 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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