Online courses in law and criminal justice include professional law degrees, specialist criminology programs, and legal masters for both lawyers and non-lawyers.

For each law and criminal justice category, a course page shows:

  1. Why people choose the study area
  2. Online study requirements
  3. Professional accreditation or career opportunities
  4. A shortlist of the best online courses in Australia.

Law and justice courses can be studied 100% online.

You can qualify to become a practising lawyer through distance learning.

You can also become a criminologist or do specialist legal studies.

Criminology courses span law, science, social science and psychology fields. Because of its multi-disciplinary nature, Criminology is often offered as a specialist degree and not just a major. Degrees include Bachelor of Criminology, and Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

To pass an online course, you need to master diverse subjects such as criminal behaviour, crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, court processes and penalties, offender treatment, and public policy.

Career opportunities extend beyond the justice system. Graduates may work in community services where the emphasis is on addressing underlying causes of criminality… READ MORE

Online university law courses allow you to become a lawyer, notwithstanding that most graduates (online or otherwise) don’t go on to practise law.

Online study gives you plenty of options. A Bachelor of Laws degree can be anywhere from 3 to 6 years worth of full-time study, depending on whether you do an accelerated, standard or combined degree. If you already have a university degree, you can choose between a Bachelor of Laws and a Juris Doctor. Each has their pros and cons.

For law graduates, online Master of Laws courses are available to extend your skills and knowledge… READ MORE

A Master of Business Law is a relatively short masters course (8 units) that’s open to non-lawyers. The purpose of the program is to teach you how to make better business decisions in a complex legal environment.

The course is relevant for many business professionals and business leaders. Legal issues come into play almost everywhere, including in accounting and finance, human resources, dispute resolution, contract management, technology implementation, investing and marketing.

You can complete an online Master of Business Law by studying part-time according to your own weekly schedule… READ MORE

Law and Justice Course Quotes

Legal and justice qualifications are an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to work in the legal realm, without having to complete a law degree. We provide a foundational understanding of legal principles and practices.

~ Swinburne

Studying law allows a person who has a strong sense of justice to see defects in the system and to work constructively and effectively to change it. In this sense, studying law offers a realistic way to make a difference.

~ UNSW

Graduates not only find employment in law firms, but also in management consulting companies, financial institutions, non-government organisations, aid organisations and government departments.

~ UniMelb

More Courses

Arts and Social Sciences

Online Courses

University Courses