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An in-depth guide to studying justice studies as an international student.

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Justice studies degrees abroad

Justice studies degrees are designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of crime, punishment, and legal systems around the world. It’s an interdisciplinary subject that brings together aspects of sociology, criminology, psychology, forensic science, and ethics.

You’ll explore what justice means to you and consider how your definition differs from others across the globe. As well as studying the roots of crime and its societal impacts, you’ll use theory and research to evaluate crime prevention and sanction strategies.

National traditions, histories, cultures, and religions play a huge role in the organization of contemporary justice systems. By traveling overseas and immersing yourself in a new environment, you’ll gain a global perspective on legal and social issues, boost your employability, and make lifelong memories.

Justice studies program structure

There are several options to choose from when it comes to taking a higher education course in justice studies. One year-certificate programs introduce students to the roots and effects of social issues and crime, preparing them for entry-level positions or continued study.

Bachelor’s programs are studied over three or four years, depending on your university and country of choice. Although courses can be offered as either a BA or BSc, you’ll find little difference between the overall content of the two classifications.

Justice studies is a popular major amongst students at US universities. After completing two years of general education classes, students take justice-focused classes for the remaining half of their undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate qualifications are a great option for students looking to further their knowledge and enhance their employability. Master’s degrees normally take one year of full-time study, with doctoral degrees adding a further four or five years on top of this.

Teaching methods for justice studies courses include lectures, seminars, tutorials, and discussion-based workshops. Assessment styles will vary depending on the modules you choose, but you can generally expect to complete exams, essays, presentations, research tasks, and group projects.

The content of each justice studies program will differ according to the cultural context of a university and the specialisms of its faculty. However, most courses will cover these fundamental areas:

  • Introduction to justice studies
  • Key issues in social justice
  • Crime and society
  • Criminal psychology
  • Sociology of violence
  • Victimology
  • Criminological theory
  • Criminal justice

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Justice studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in justice studies

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    Justice Studies - BA/BSc James Madison University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,150 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,150 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Justice Studies - BSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,538 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,481 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Justice Studies - BA/BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,834 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Law & Justice Studies - BA Rowan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,970 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,970 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Peace and Justice Studies - BA Manhattan College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,560 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,560 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in justice studies

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    Social Justice Studies: General - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Social Justice Studies: Chicanx and Latinx Studies (for Transfer) - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Diploma in justice studies

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    Community and Justice Studies - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,347 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,994 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Justice Studies - Dip University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,352 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Justice Studies: Law Enforcement - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,853 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,900 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Police & Justice Studies - Dip Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,493 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,923 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in justice studies

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    Justice Studies - Cert University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,352 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Justice studies graduate programs

Master's in justice studies

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    Justice Studies - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,318 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,318 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Future justice studies careers

A degree in justice studies will prepare you for a number of exciting and rewarding careers across sectors like law enforcement, social welfare, healthcare, and education.

Your extensive knowledge of the causes and consequences of crime will make you the ideal candidate for any of the following positions:

  • Police officer
  • Lawyer
  • Victim advocate
  • Attorney
  • Social services officer
  • Probation officer
  • Youth offending support officer
  • Private detective

If you haven’t quite figured out which career path you’d like to follow, try to source some relevant work experience during the university holidays or at weekends. Experiencing what it’s like to work in police stations, courtrooms or social services departments might help you narrow down your interests and ambitions.