Royal Roads University
Victoria, BC, Canada
Justice Studies B.A
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Statement of Intent, Letters of Reference, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts, At least two years of full-time work experience letter.
About The Program
About The University
IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum in writing and speaking, 6.0 minimum in listening and reading)
Minimimum Academic Requirement
English Proficiency Requirement
Average Decision Time
Yearly Tuition Fees
2 Years (Year 3-4)
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There are a variety of scholarships and bursaries available to you as a Royal Roads student to help towards funding your education.
Royal Roads offers a variety of awards to our students. These are primarily awarded on a quarterly basis, but there's an extra competition or two that falls off cycle. While the University has a few high-valued awards, the majority of assistance is modest and allocated by competition.
Students are also encouraged to pursue scholarship and bursary offerings in the community. The university actively collect and display select opportunities for your convenience.
The BA in Justice Studies program combines a variety of learning methodologies such as lectures, self-directed study, class discussions, team projects, team discussions, presentations, exercises in communication, negotiation, and mediation. This program also utilizes case studies and actual experiences that typify circumstances and challenges encountered in the field.
Students improve their critical thinking skills, their ability to work independently and in teams. The program emphasizes skills required in the justice service field, such as compassion, empathy, integrity, equal concern and respect for others, initiative, adaptability, maturity, responsibility, continuity and perseverance.
The online offering of the BA in Justice Studies begins with a pre-residency period (via distance education) followed by an on-campus residency period (3-week residency in year 1 and 2-week residency in year 2). During the residency, students become familiar with the necessary computer, Internet, library search and research skills required to function effectively during the rest of their program. In addition, students are taught team building skills, and academic rules of conduct.
The online model has five distinct sections, with the first and third sections held on campus in Victoria, B.C. and all others completed through distance education. For exact dates of courses and times when you are expected to be on campus, please refer to the program offerings page.
The two on-campus residencies (3-week residency in year 1 and 2-week residency in year 2) held on campus at Royal Roads University for the online cohort are mandatory and involve full time studies while in residency. It is expected that students do not have other work, study or personal commitments during this period. Students are not required to reside on campus during this on campus period, but they must attend classes each day. We have found that the residencies are extremely helpful in bringing together a cohesive group that can offer support to each other at a distance.
There is limited accommodation space available for students coming from out of town to attend the online model of our program. This accommodation space is available on a first come first serve basis. See Campus Housing for more information on accommodations.
The distance learning portion of the Justice Studies program takes place over the Internet. A number of different delivery methods are used such as lecture notes, textbooks, articles, and case studies. This is facilitated by interactive Internet learning tools such as discussion threads, bulletin boards and team discussions. Online courses for the distance model run for nine consecutive weeks with the possibility of an exam after the completion of the courses. Each course will require a level of effort of approximately 10-15 hours per week. The actual workload depends greatly on the learning ability of the student.
The BA Justice Studies uses a variety of learning methodologies such as lectures, self-reflection, independent study, class-wide discussions, team projects, team discussions, presentations, exercises in communication, mediation, and an applied research project.
The program supports skills required in the justice service field such as:
equal concern and respect for others
About Royal Roads
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university.
The university understand the needs and aspirations of its students, and it created options to deliver an educational experience that fits a student's lifestyle. The cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.
The university got a unique learning model – they call it “effective”
The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, the blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.
The online learning model allows you to continue working while you complete your degree. The program begins with a short, on-campus residency that allows you to meet the rest of the learners in your cohort, followed by distance courses that deliver the theoretical and information-based material in the program. Moodle, the platform used for online learning, facilitates the delivery of learning materials while providing you with the ability to interact and engage with fellow students and professors. Learn more about Royal Roads' online learning process.
A sustainable future
At Royal Roads University, it is understood that environmental leadership is required and the university is proud that their students, faculty, and staff support this direction. Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, and the university is focused on initiatives that support campus sustainability. Environmental sustainability is not only intrinsically linked to the teaching and research mandate, it’s a challenge that calls for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which we excel.