Study at Australia’s largest criminology school

As one of the largest criminology schools in the world, you'll have the advantage of our international focus and strong industry connections. Our students learn from world-class academics leading in their field of research both in Australia and internationally.

With the option to study in specialist areas and undertake double degrees, you’ll be equipped with the essential skills to follow a variety of career paths.

What can i study?

Discover our many criminology and criminal justice programs

Increase your career opportunities with a double degree

Our innovative double degrees give you the ability to specialise during your degree and expand your skills to better prepare you for future careers.


Learn more about double degrees at Griffith University


Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a
unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area.

The Graduate Diploma of Criminological Research Studies is designed to provide graduates in the criminology and criminal justice discipline with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in research methodology and to undertake supervised research work in the discipline area appropriate to their research trajectory.

In the Graduate Certificate, you will learn about the problem of crime in contemporary society, the role of research, policy development and evaluation, and key criminology and criminal justice issues.

This degree has been designed in collaboration with Queensland Health's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. It also provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology.

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The courses are designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.

The aim of the Master of Forensic Mental Health program is to provide advanced training to enhance and develop specialist skills and knowledge in students, to assist them to work more effectively with the forensic mental health population. The program is designed around four aspects of forensic mental health practice - assessment, intervention, management and research methods, which comprise the core components of the program.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Industry Advisory Board members

Mr Tygh Field (Chair)
Director Operations - Probation and Parole
Department of Justice and Attorney General

Mr Brett Stenson
A/Executive Director of Technology, Information Technology Branch
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Mr Chris Hockings
Master Inventor, IBM Security Division,
IBM Security SWAT

Inspector Corey Allen
Queensland Police Service

Ms Debbie Jones
Senior Strategy Officer
Queensland Police Service Child Safety and Sexual Crime Unit

Ms Elke Perdacher
Coordinator, Incident and Safety Management
Queensland Health

Mr Jason Bolderman
Coordinator, Incident and Security Management
SEQ Water

Inspector Jason Saunders
Queensland Police Service

Ms Laara Curtis
Principal Business Analyst Reform and Support Services
Department of Justice and Attorney General

Inspector Owen Hortz
Gold Coast District, Queensland Police Service

Mr Rick Draper
Managing Director

Mr Robert Grimshaw
Manager- Evaluation & Reporting, Office of Commonwealth Games Delivery at Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Ms Sandra Smith
Manager, Research & Evaluation Unit, Frontline Research & Information Organisational Capability Command, Queensland Police Service

Ms Sarah Hyde
A/Regional Manager
Brisbane Probation and Parole, Queensland Corrective Services

Mr Tony Jamieson
RTO & Skill Development

Mr Trevor Turnbull
Director and Chief Software Architect

Mr Greg Kimmings
Manager Corporate Security

Mr Ray Brownhill
State Coordinator
Queensland Water Police