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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.

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

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Justice services undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in justice services

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    Criminal Justice - BA Brescia University College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,929 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Community Criminal Justice - BA/BA (Hons) Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,553 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Criminal Justice - BSc Nova Southeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,149 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,150 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Criminal Justice - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 USD

    Start date
    April, August, January
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    Criminal Justice - BA Ohio Northern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,714 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,715 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in justice services

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    Criminal Justice - AA Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Criminal Justice - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,305 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Criminal Justice - AASc (with placement) ASA College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,820 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,820 USD

    Start date
    March, June, October
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    Criminal Justice - AASc Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,822 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Social Justice (for Transfer) - AA Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,289 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,290 USD

    Start date
    January, March, June, September
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Diploma in justice services

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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
    11,210 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Community and Justice Services (Orillia Campus) - Dip (with placement) Georgian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    26 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,430 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Criminal and Social Justice - UGDip College of the Rockies, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,965 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,700 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, September
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    Criminal and Social Justice (Kelowna Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,503 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Criminal Justice - Dip University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,748 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,900 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in justice services

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    Community, Crime & Social Justice - Cert Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,863 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,559 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
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    Criminal and Social Justice - Cert College of the Rockies, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,965 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,700 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, September
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    Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Training Academy - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Criminal Justice - Cert College of the Desert, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Criminal Justice Studies - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Justice services graduate programs

Master's in justice services

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    Criminal Justice - Integrated BA/MA Stockton University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,605 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,605 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Criminal Justice - MA California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,404 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Criminal Justice - MA Rowan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,399 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Criminal Justice - MA Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,564 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,564 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Criminal Justice - MCJ University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,150 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 48,000 NZD

    Start date
    January
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Doctorate in justice services

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    Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice - ProfDoc University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,688 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,750 GBP

    Start date
    October
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Diploma in justice services

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    Criminology and Criminal Justice - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,087 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,746 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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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.