St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 081748G
Level of study: Undergraduate
The BA (honours) degree develops core skills and knowledge in theory and research in the humanities and social sciences. The program is based on a combination of coursework and a research project in the chosen field of study. Its objective is to produce graduates who will be able to think clearly, flexibly and critically, and be able to weigh up evidence and arguments and make rational choices. Graduates should be able to express themselves effectively, both orally and in writing; be able to work cooperatively in a team; and be able to demonstrate a depth of understanding in one or more fields of knowledge. The Honours Program also prepares students for further study at the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level.
Undergraduate study in Criminology is the study of crime, deviance, and the criminal justice system's response to crime control, and provides a comprehensive exploration of the area from the sociological perspective. Students study the theoretical and empirical bases of criminology and related social issues that influence public policy decision-making on crime and its control. Criminology helps students develop an understanding of patterns and causes of criminality and the operations of the criminal justice system, and will be equipped with the skills needed to collect, interpret and evaluate information about crime and criminal justice. Criminology is a multidisciplinary field with links to sociology, political science, law, psychology, history, and philosophy. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Criminology to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.
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Completion of the BA Pass degree or equivalent, with a GPA of 5 (or higher amount set by the Head of School) in a relevant major or extended major or the relevant honours entry courses.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.