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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.

In Tasmania, we have a long history of fighting for those who need a voice. The Bachelor of Justice studies is built on the issues facing social and environmental justice in our home state.

Students can explore topical and relevant examples, such as Tasmania leading the charge in gender reform, or issues related to housing, employment and asylum seekers. You'll graduate ready to make a positive impact on your community.

Learn about university terminology and definitions in our glossary

Course Options

Bachelor of Justice Studies

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Online, Hobart or Launceston CRICOS 0955523J

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Focus your studies in environmental or humanitarian justice.

Available online or on campus in Hobart or Launceston.

Engage and learn from the world's leading experts in Criminology, Police and Forensic Studies.

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Learn more about our double degrees


At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Course breakdown

The Bachelor of Justice Studies requires the completion of 300 credit points, including:

  • 200 credit points of Core units and;
  • 100 credit points of Elective units.

In your core units you will complete 75 credit points at Introductory level,  75 credit points at Intermediate level and 50 credit points at Advanced level.

In your Elective component you are able to choose from any units which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. You can also complete a major in your elective space from other courses in the University.

Career outcomes

In her natural environment

Olivia Hasler moved from the US to Tasmania to study the environment.

Read more about Olivia's story

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.1

1ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Protective Service Workers (Police, Prison Officers etc.)


Intelligence and Policy Analysts


Social and Welfare Professionals


Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.