The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Law and Society, or another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree. Applicants must normally have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 or better in the Bachelor of Law and Society, or equivalent qualification, to be eligible to apply for entry.
The honours program in Law and Society aims to provide students with opportunities to extend their skills and knowledge of the relationship between law and society. It also aims to provide students with skills and knowledge in research and the presentation of that research both orally and in writing.
Upon completion of this honours program students will:
- be able to demonstrate their understanding of issues and theories of policy analysis
- have an extended knowledge of contemporary law and society issues in a global context
- be able to analyse and critically evaluate ideas and concepts in law and society issues
- have developed skills to present their research both orally and in writing
- be able to plan research activities and manage their time independently.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Law and Society (Honours) degree a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified in the program of study.
Honours - Law and Society - Thesis topics
22.5 units comprising:
CRIM7300A Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300B Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300C Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (4.5/22.5 units)
Honours - Law and Society- Core topics
13.5 units comprising:
CRIM7301 Advanced Theory and Research Applications (4.5 units)
CRIM7303 Field Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM7304 Research Design, Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)