Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology / Bachelor of Justice

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This double degree combines skills in two complementary areas, which will enable students to apply psychological principles to the field of justice. The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. The course provides a broad foundation in the science of psychology and its application, developing the ability to understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organisational issues, as well as high-level communication and social research skills that are valuable in a wide range of professions. The Bachelor of Justice equips graduates for a wide variety of employment in the criminal justice, government (state and federal), law enforcement and policing and intelligence fields.

Course Fee:

International: $135,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed Knowledge: English (4,SA)


384 credit points. Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 192 cps consisting of: 12 core, 4 electives; Bachelor of Justice, 192 cps, consisting of: 8 core, 8 from Study Area A. Students can choose a major in Criminology and Policing or Policy and Governance.

Subjects you can Study:

Criminology and policing; Policy and governance; Psychology

Study Pathways:

Pathways to postgraduate degrees are available. Students considering registration with Psychology Board of Australia must also complete an approved fourth year of study in psychology (e.g. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) and a further 2 years of either supervised work experience or completion of an appropriate higher degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), or Master of Clinical Psychology. Justice graduates may wish to study Bachelor of Justice Honours program provided they meet course requirements. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. If students receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, they're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


The Behavioural Science component of the program comprises a 3-year psychology sequence accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info No Full time 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 4 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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