Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours (R4D)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

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

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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.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced facility and a broad understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more areas of justice studies.
  • Articulate a position within key debates involving diverse social, legal, ethical economic, environmental,
    and political influences on crime, justice, human rights and social justice.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and adapt advanced knowledge and skills showing advanced awareness of local, national,
    and international issues and contexts for justice studies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop a sophisticated and international perspective on the nature of the specific substantive area associated with justice studies.
Learn beyond the classroom

Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab here For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

Find out more about Student Exchange.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

Career outcomes

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.)
    11.2%
  • Intelligence and Policy Analysts
    12.7%
  • Social and Welfare Professionals
    24.3%
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.

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 final 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 the 25 credit point core unit

 

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 25 credit points of Elective units

 

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 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 (max) 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…

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 (max) 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…

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.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 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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