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Bachelor of Justice Studies | Make Change in a Changing World

Specialise in Criminology, Police Studies or Social Justice and Human Rights which reflect social change and demand for job ready graduates who seek to apply their learnings to real world problems.


Eligibility: Refer to entry requirements   Duration: 3 years min 7 years max
Location: Hobart, Launceston, and online

Looking for a degree to write home about? Give yourself every chance to deepen your understanding, gain experience and network through work-integrated learning opportunities and exchange programs in across more than 100 locations globally.

The Bachelor of Justice Studies is available fully online across Australia, and on-campus from Hobart. Our degree works with you, your family, your career, and your lifestyle.*

Engage and learn from the world's leading experts in Criminology, Police and Forensic Studies, Sociology and Politics and International Relations, through a unique course which brings together criminal and social justice.

The flexible degree structure allows you to dive deeper to develop your Justice Studies specialisation, or broaden your learning across other areas of interest choosing units across the University^.

Please note the information on this page does not apply to international students.

*Forensics Studies minor is not available by distance. ^Subject to prerequisites, academic approval and course quotas.

Course Structure

To graduate with a Bachelor of Justice Studies, you will need to successfully complete 24 units consisting of a Major (eight units), Minor (four units), Degree Core Knowledge (four units), and Experience and Engagement (eight units).

With careful planning, you can use the Experience and Engagement units to complete a second Major or Minor.

Your Bachelor of Justice Studies degree is structured around one of three compulsory Majors in Criminology, Police Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights.

Let’s pretend that you would like to study Social Justice and Human Rights as your Major, and Police Studies as your Minor. You have also decided to explore subjects in Forensics and Economics using your Experience and Engagement units.

Here is how your Bachelor of Justice Studies degree could be structured. For more specific information about the course structure, please view the Bachelor of Justice Studies course page in the Courses & Units Handbook.

To find how the Bachelor of Justice Studies can be structured to suit your interests or ambitions, contact the UTAS information Centre
on 1300 363 864, via live chat or enquire online.

First Year 100 credit points of Introductory level units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Second Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Third Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)

In her natural environment

Olivia Hasler has always loved the environment and is passionate about that criminal aspect. She travelled from the US to combine these interests at the University of Tasmania.

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