Bachelor of Justice and Society

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Justice and Society examines questions such as:

  • What is justice, and does the legal system achieve it?
  • What ethical and legal rules should govern the activities of governments, corporations and community organisations?
  • What ethical, social and legal issues arise from problems of gender, power, class, race, and our relationship with the environment?

The course combines legal studies and philosophy, while offering a wide choice of elective options. 

You will develop strong skills in reasoning and argument and learn to locate, read and analyse legal materials as well as conduct research and examine possible reforms in relation to pressing legal issues.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule .

Why study Justice and Society at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Justice and Society at Flinders: 

  • meets a specific need for analytical and reasoning skills in our complex modern society
  • provides for employment in policy analysis, project officer roles, justice administration, human resources and paralegal work in the public and private sectors and with Non-Government Organisations
  • gives you important generic work skills, including the capacity to learn new skills and procedures, the capacity for cooperation and teamwork, and communication and presentation skills
  • offers opportunities for improving skills and for job advancement for those working in law enforcement, health, and the public sector
  • provides the foundation for postgraduate study in public policy and social philosophy, justice administration and socio-legal studies.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Justice and Society degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214241
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,256

International students
CRICOS code: 020065F
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $23,300
2017: $25,000




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway)

Bachelor of Justice and Society (Criminology)

Further study options

Graduates can apply for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Law and criminology (PDF 5MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus