• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Justice Studies (Blended) program at the Royal Roads University will be intense, whether you choose the blended learning track or the on-campus option, but you will have a solid foundation upon which to enhance your personal development and propel your career. 


Your future classmates are interested in beginning a career within the justice-related field or furthering their current role within their organization. You will work together in small groups, using your diverse experiences to complete your individual and group assignments, and the connections you create in your program help form a network of support you can turn to for the rest of your career. 

Upon graduation you will be able to demonstrate your ability to critically assess issues related to justice studies based on the theoretical and practical skills you have developed in your program. 

You will have a solid understanding of the Canadian legal system, effective conflict management skills, and hands-on training in alternative dispute resolution practices, enabling you to use your degree to pursue a career within the realms of criminal justice, social justice human rights, advocacy, conflict resolution, and mediation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • 12 months on-campus or 2 years blended (degree completion)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Human Service Skills in the Justice Field
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • History and Philosophy of Justice in the Canadian Context until 1867
  • Canadian Constitution
  • Family and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Indigenous Justice Perspectives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A relevant two-year diploma program (or 60 credits) with a minimum of 24 second year credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41580 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41580 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16236 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16240 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.


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