Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours (R4D)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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.

  1. Demonstrate advanced facility and a broad understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more areas of justice studies.
  2. Articulate a position within key debates involving diverse social, legal, ethical economic, environmental,
    and political influences on crime, justice, human rights and social justice.
  3. Critically analyse, synthesise and adapt advanced knowledge and skills showing advanced awareness of local, national,
    and international issues and contexts for justice studies.
  4. Critically analyse, synthesise and adapt advanced knowledge and skills with intellectual independence to define and
    resolve complex problems associated with one or more areas of justice studies.
  5. Communicate effectively and ethically, showing advanced abilities in a specific area of justice studies and/or the ability to
    communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful and coherent way.
  6. Demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarship and advanced critical reflection by undertaking a research project
    that makes original contributions to justice studies research and/or practice.
  7. Develop a sophisticated and international perspective on the nature of the specific substantive area associated with justice studies.

Course structure

In Honours you will complete 100 credit points (cp), equivalent to one year of study, comprising;

  • a research thesis completed over two semesters (50cp);
  • one coursework core unit (25cp);
  • one coursework elective unit (25cp).

In your first semester you will complete the first thesis unit alongside the coursework core unit. In your second semester you will complete the second research project unit and an elective coursework unit.

In your second semester you will also enrol in XSB400 which will record your final Honours result. This unit is administrative only and does not have classes or assessments.

Complete this core unit (25cp)

 

In this unit you will use your research skills to debate, examine and analyse theoretical and methodlogical approaches to research in the Social Sciences disciplines. You will also plan and communicate a research project that incorporates, appropriate to your discipline,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of these elective units (25cp)

 

This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology and criminal justice. The unit offers an overview of major cutting-edge perspectives in criminology, with particular focus on critical criminology, feminist criminology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The supervised Reading Course covers a topic selected by the student in consultation with a designated member of staff. The course consists of regular meetings and discussions, lasts for one semester and is assessed via a written literature review paper.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Complete both Thesis units, one in each semester (50cp)

 

The thesis is a 12,000-15,000 research project based on the student's own empirical research - this research may be of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The thesis is a 12,000-15,000 research project based on the student's own empirical research - this research may be of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours:

  • must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Justice Studies, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution;
  • if a candidate from another approved tertiary institution, must have qualified for admission to a fourth year honours course in the proposed program of study or a cognate program;
  • are required by the College as having reached, in a Bachelor of Justice Studies, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution, a standard of proficiency, a weighted average of 70% of higher, in the 200 and 300 level units forming a major in the proposed Honours discipline of study
  • if undertaking a combined honours program, should qualify for entry in both programs to be studied;

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of School.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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