• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, the unique Justice Studies programme offered by the Royal Roads University is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways.

About

The Justice Studies programme offered by the Royal Roads University is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. Recognizing the multi-problematic aspects of complex social issues, this transdisciplinary approach is essential in understanding the complexity of a problem and in developing effective solutions often missed under more traditional approaches to justice.

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course will be nine weeks in length, with a two-week break between courses.

During the course of your one-year program, you will attend one, two-week on-campus residency. Here you’ll get to interact face-to-face with your instructors, cohort and team. You’ll have set class hours as well as homework and meetings outside of class hours, making this an intensive and rewarding time.

Who It’s For

Ideal for those seeking career advancement in a justice-related institution or agency, including government, policing, corrections, customs and immigration, DND and Coast Guard, for-profit/non-profit, and international organizations, and for students seeking to continue their post-secondary education in justice studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Research
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Foundations in Transdisciplinary Justice
  • Current Issues in Justice
  • Indigeneity and Justice
  • Case Studies in Transdisciplinary Justice
  • Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Flexible Admission

  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will be required to have a minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree will normally require 10 years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a leadership or management position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15720 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15715 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12492 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12490 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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