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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology


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CQUniversity's Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology is an exciting double degree that prepares you for a wide variety of career paths within the burgeoning law and justice fields. The Bachelor of Laws covers all the areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation through the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. The course enables graduates to proceed to practice as a legal practitioner after completing the required professional training. The core areas of law covered in the course match those required for admission to the legal profession (Priestley 11) and other requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, federal and state constitutional law, equity (including trusts), administrative law, property, company law, evidence, ethics and professional responsibility and civil dispute resolution. The Bachelor of Criminology provides you with a multidisciplinary education in the field of criminology. You will integrate insights from sociology, philosophy, social theory, politics, psychology and other relevant disciplines to solve problems of crime, violence and conflict in society.

This double degree puts the law into context and is particularly valuable for those graduates who intend to practise in criminal law. Criminology gives you a solid understanding of Australia's criminal justice system and what motivates criminal behaviour. The law degree will develop skills in legal research, preparing advice and presenting arguments. The criminology degree develops complementary skills in social science research with a focus on crime-related issues, problem-solving skills and specialist skills in areas such as criminal profiling and case management.

Areas of study

Administrative law, crime and control, criminal intelligence analysis, criminal justice procedure, criminal law, criminology, constitutional law, contracts, corporations law, land law, legal research, torts.

Career opportunities

Solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat and politician.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited with the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. Graduates can proceed to practise as legal practitioners after completing the required professional training.

Fees and charges

Refer to CQUniversity current fee information.


English Standard (Band 2).

Admission criteria

All applicants

Refer to the CQUniversity general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the CQUniversity website.

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ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2022)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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