Justice Studies

The future of our planet and the environment relies on a fair and just society. Focus your studies on environmental or humanitarian justice to open a range of career opportunities.

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Bachelor of Justice Studies

Follow your passion for justice

Follow your passion for justice in social, humanitarian, environmental issues, and more.

Flexible delivery

Available online, or on campus in Hobart or Launceston.

Multidisciplinary learning from our expert staff

Learn from leading experts in criminology, police and forensic studies.

Provide justice outcomes for your community

Our Justice Studies degree will introduce you to a broad range of multi-disciplinary topics, preparing you to improve justice outcomes for all. Major themes covered in this degree include:

Environmental Justice

Explore the nature of environmental crime from legal and ecological perspectives. You’ll examine the causes and contexts of environmental crime, the social processes behind environmental victimisation, and how the law is mobilised in these conflicts.

Global Social Justice

Learn about international justice and human rights, and its application to Australian social and political life. Explore the ways that unequal government regulation leads to injustices worldwide and develop strategies to improve justice outcomes.

Indigenous Justice

Explore issues as they relate to Indigenous justice. You’ll look at the consequences of overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the justice system, policy development and implementation, and the Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems.

Further study options

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

With public, private and not-for-profit organisations increasingly partnering together to overcome social and environmental justice problems, as a Justice Studies graduate you will be prepared for a diverse choice of career options.

These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.^


Social and Welfare Professionals


Intelligence and Policy Analysts


Protective Service Workers (Police, Prison Officers etc.)

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Student experience

In her natural environment

Olivia Hasler moved from the US to Tasmania to combine her passion for justice and the environment.

Olivia's story