Social Justice Diploma Program

Social justice studies will help you change the world.

Understand and help change the inequities inherent in today's global culture through the Social Justice Diploma Program.

This program of courses in social justice studies will provide you with a thorough understanding of the range of ways in which scholars, researchers, community members and students address and engage with issues surrounding social inequities and injustices in the contemporary world. The program focuses on both theoretical issues and practical concerns in examining the conditions that perpetuate inequity and the approaches that promote social justice.

Program format

Study for credit in social justice studies coursework drawn from the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Human and Social Development. Enjoy an interdisciplinary approach that:

  • Gives attention to both the global and the local context
  • Places emphasis on theory as well as practice - understanding the world but also working to change it for the better
  • Shows concern with the practices that promote social justice and the conditions that perpetuate social injustice

Admission and completion requirements

You must meet the admission requirements for the University of Victoria. The Social Justice Diploma requires a minimum of 12 courses equivalent to 18 credit units.


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