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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Justice

  • Bachelor

Combine digital media and justice studies for communication or justice roles in law enforcement, intelligence and security, or crime prevention.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID09, 096582A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
$6,800 per year / $27,200 total

About this course

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Digital media is rapidly changing technology, business, and legal landscapes. The Digital Media major will help you stay ahead in this dynamic environment, whether your goal is to be a digital disruptor/entrepreneur, digital content creator, or leading edge analyst in the world of big data.

This course lets you combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.

Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.

Our students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

In your third year you'll investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you'll build your professional networks.

We are a world leader in media and communication research, through the Digital Media Research Centre. If you're a high-achieving student, you may like to consider research pathways including the option to progress to a PhD.

Bachelor of Justice

You'll be job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace.

Digital media skills are a valuable addition for roles in law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and a range of community and government organisations.

Tailor your studies and choose from two majors: policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy, crime research methods, and your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning.

At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing


You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 4 Selection rank 94 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 10 Selection rank 79 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 13 Selection rank 72 OP 13 Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

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