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Justice Services degrees abroad

A degree in criminal justice is designed to give you an understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. Most programs have a multi-discipline approach covering subjects like criminology, sociology, psychology, social policy and law.

New technologies and changing societal issues have meant that crime has evolved. As a criminal justice student, you’ll study the causes of crime, criminal behavior and how to combat crime. This knowledge will set you up for a career safeguarding the public, supporting victims, protecting the vulnerable, and helping to rehabilitate offenders.

Studying criminal justice abroad means you’ll get to see how different societies and systems approach crime. You can study criminal justice in a number of countries around the world, including the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

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Justice Services program structure

You can study criminal justice at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As an undergraduate you can study a BSc or BA over three of four years, depending on the program and university. The two programs are usually very similar, but the BA may focus more on social subjects and the BSc could include more science-based modules.

Many universities offer criminal justice degree programs that are combined with another subject, like criminology, law or policing. In the US, you will usually study criminal justice as a major subject alongside other minor concentrations and general studies.

As a graduate, you can study a master’s degree in criminal justice over one or two years, and after this you can choose to study for a doctorate in the form of a PhD or MPhil. Postgraduate programs are often offered in specialist areas of criminal justice and usually focus on research.

Teaching on a criminal justice program will usually be made up of lectures, seminars and workshops, but will also include field trips and the chance to spend time in placements. Most programs will be made up of core modules you have to take, and several electives you can choose to tailor your degree. Some of the most common modules include:

  • Crime and society
  • Criminology and social policy
  • Ethics and diversity in the justice system
  • The legal system
  • Police powers and the law
  • Contemporary debates in criminology
  • Youth justice
  • Research skills and project

Types of justice services degrees

Justice Services study abroad programs

Justice services undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in justice services

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    Gender & Social Justice: Critical Race Studies - BBA Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,224 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,191 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Community Dev & Social Justice - BA William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,464 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,464 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Gender and Social Justice - BA University of Waterloo, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,369 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 55,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Gender Equality and Social Justice - BA Nipissing University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,258 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,600 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Human Rights and Social Justice - BA Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,338 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,796 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Associate in justice services

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    Social Justice (Diablo Valley College) - AA-T Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Social Justice (for Transfer) - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Social Justice (for Transfer) - AA Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,000 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March, June
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    Social Justice: African American Studies (for Transfer) - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Social Justice: Gender Studies (for Transfer) - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,390 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in justice services

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    Community and Justice Services - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,729 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,343 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Community and Justice Services - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,986 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,693 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Community and Justice Services - OCDip Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,263 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,708 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Community and Justice Services - OCDip Mohawk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,535 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Criminal and Social Justice - UGDip College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,739 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,994 CAD

    Start date
    August
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Certificate in justice services

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    Criminal and Social Justice - Cert College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,776 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,045 CAD

    Start date
    August
    Show program overview about Criminal and Social Justice

Justice services graduate programs

Master's in justice services

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    American Indian Studies: Indigenous Rights and Social Justice (Tempe Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,280 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Criminology and Social Justice - MA Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,727 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,514 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights: Human Rights and Social Justice - MA American University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,596 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,596 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Gender and Social Justice - MA McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,096 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Law: Human Rights and Social Justice - LLM University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,860 EUR

    Start date
    September, February, June
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Future justice services careers

After graduation, you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in the criminal justice sector. Graduates often find work in probation, prisons, policing or social work - here are some of the most common roles criminal justice students go into:

  • Community support officer
  • Probation officer
  • Prison officer
  • Social worker
  • Support worker
  • Police officer

For some roles, including becoming a police officer, you may need to do additional qualifications or testing before you can apply. If you know what career you want, make sure you choose a program that will give you the skills and qualifications you’ll need.