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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.

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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

Justice Studies study abroad programs

Justice studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in justice studies

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    Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies - BA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,665 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Criminology and Justice - BA (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada
    • Online

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,540 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,195 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Criminology Law and Justice - BA University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,616 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Environmental Studies: Justice - BA Marywood University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,700 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    International Studies: Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights - BA American University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    55,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 55,724 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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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
    13,359 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,107 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Justice - Dip NorQuest College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,951 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Justice Studies - Dip Red Deer Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,203 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,250 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Justice Studies: Corrections (Saint John Campus) - Dip New Brunswick Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,580 CAD

    Start date
    April, September
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    Peace and Justice Studies - Dip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,606 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in justice studies

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    Justice Studies: Private Security & Investigation Officer (Miramichi Campus) - Cert New Brunswick Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,580 CAD

    Start date
    April, September
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Justice studies graduate programs

Master's in justice studies

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    Access to Justice - LLM Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,130 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Justice Studies (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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    Justice, Law and Criminology: Jurisprudence & Social Thought - MSc 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
    September, January
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    Law and Justice - MSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,652 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,652 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Justice and Criminology - MJC RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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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.