RJ Teaching Programmes in Europe*


* Many European States are still missing: please contact us if you have further information to be included in this database.



Leuven, KU Leuven, Law Faculty, Criminology Department



Zagreb, University of Zagreb



Athens, Panteion University

  • Restorative Justice and Mediation
    Elective course, taught in Greek, physical presence required. Practical training included
    Bachelor level. Previous experience required.
    Sociology Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences or contact Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou



Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest, Centre for Intercultural Psychology and Education

  • Restorative conflict (re)solution in everyday life
    Intercultural Psychology and Pedagogy (MA) program: This is a 30 hours obligatory course, both in English (for the international MA program) and Hungarian. Teacher: Vidia Negrea
    More info on the website or write an email here or call +36 1 461-2600/5657, 5635. Address: H-1064 Budapest, Izabella utca 46. Head of centre: Nguyen Luu Lan Anh, PhD, habil., associate professor

Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology

  • Restorative Practices and conflict resolution
    Psychology MA program  (Budapest campus ) and Education MA program (Piliscsaba campus): This is a 30 hours obligatory elective course in Hungarian. Teacher: Vidia Negrea
    More info on the website or write an email here or call +36-26 -577-000/2570. Address: H-2087 Piliscsaba, Egyetem utc 1. Head of institue: Dr. Ilona Pataky, habil., associate professor



Como, University of Insubria, Law Faculty, Department of Law Economics and Culture

Sassari (Sardinia), University of Sassari, Psychology Faculty, Department of of Political Sciences, Communication Sciences and Information Engineering (PolComIng)

  • Social Psychology and Restorative Approaches (Psicologia Sociale e Approcci Riparativi)
    Compulsory course, taught in Italian, part of the three-year bachelor programme in Communication Sciences, physical presence is required, interactive methods are used with active participation of the students (more info here)
  • Psychology and Law and Restorative Justice Models (Psicologia Giuridica e Modelli di Giustizia Riparativa)
    Elective course, taught in Italian, part of the the Master’s programme in Public Policy and Governance, physical presence required, interactive methods with active participation of students (more info here)
    Contact Prof. Patrizia Patrizi ([email protected]), Dott. Gian Luigi Lepri (g[email protected]), Dott. Ernesto Lodi ([email protected]).



Lisbon, Universidade Católica Portuguesa



Bucharest, University of Bucharest

  • Restorative Practices within the Judicial System
    Mandatory course, taught in Romanian, physical presence required.
    Master level, previous experience required.
    Contact Anamaria Szabo



Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas, Departamento de Derecho Penal, Procesal e Historia del Derecho  (Carlos III University of Madrid, Faculty of Law and Social Science, Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History of Law Department)

  • Restorative Justice (Justicia Restaurativa)
    Optional subject to be elected by the student of the Master of Criminal Justice (Máster Universitario en Justicia Criminal). The subject has a value of 3 ECTS and consists of 12 sessions of 1,5h, treating both theoretical and practical aspects of RJ.
    Persons who meet requirements for admission to the Master in Criminal Justice, i.e. bachelor degree in Law, Criminalistics, Journalism, Social work and other degrees related to Criminal Justice.
    More info here or here.
  • Restorative Justice (Justicia Restaurativa)
    Module IV (out of ten) of the Master in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Máster en Mediación, Negociación y Resolución de Conflictos). This module lasts four weeks and consists of 4 sessions of 4h each. Topics covered: models of Justice; victim-offender mediation; penal mediation and penitentiary policy; restorative circles; juvenile offenders; mediation in serious crimes and large-scale conflict.
    Persons who meet the requirements for admission to the Master in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, i.e. bachelor degree in any field.
    More info here.

Logroño (la Rioja), International University of la Rioja (UNIR), Faculty of Social Sciences, degree of Criminology.

  • Restorative justice and victim-offender mediation (Justicia Restaurativa y Mediación Penal)
    For students in the 3rd year of Criminology. The course is divided in ten themes (e.g. the origin of restorative justice, requirements, theories, programs, focus on criminal mediation as a wel-known practice in Spain). The subject is combined with complementary activities, such as viewings of videos about restorative processes, testimonies of victims, discussion forums and written practices. A real case study (taken from the practical experiences in castilla and Leon) is used to be dealt with in the examination process.
    More info here or contact Sergio Cámara or Virginia Domingo.



Gothenburg and Stockholm, Institutet för Medlarutbildning i Sverige IMSE (Institute for mediation and
restorative justice training in Sweden)

  • Basic training in Victim Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice (Grundutbildning i medling vid brott) and Further training in Victim Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice (Certifieringsutbildning i medling vid brott och reparativ rättvisa)
    Lectures, discussion own study and exercises. The “Further training requires writing and essay on the subject connected to own practice as well as bringing recordings of actual cases for supervision.
    Other level (for those who are going to become mediators; often social workers with degree in social work). Prerequisites: basic training in dialogue, processing and communication.
    IMSE website or IMSE email or contact Eleonore Lind at 0046709947435 and Lottie Wahlin at 0046731814521



Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Law School

University of Shefield, School of Law

  • Restorative Justice and Issues in Restorative Justice (two courses taught)
    Compulsory for MA in International Criminology- Restorative Justice Pathway course. Elective for other students.
    Post-graduate level.
    Contact the School of Law

University of Leeds, School of Law

  • Victims, Crime and Justice and Youth Crime and Justice (two courses taught)
    Compulsory for Criminology and Criminal Justice students.
    Under-graduate level.
    Contact Ian Marder

University of Hull, School of Social Science

  • The Principles of RJ and Research Skills for RJ and International Restorative Processes (three courses taught)
    Compulsory for MA in RJ, Distant Learning (with optional 2-day residential programmes), BA or BSc pre-requested.
    Post-graduate level.
    Contact Prof. Johnstone

University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science

  • Working with risk, trust and complexity
    Compulsory course. RJ is taught as one of the 50-minute lectures
    Under-graduate and Post-graduate (joint), students must have passed all other social work courses
    Contact Dr. Kirkwood

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  • Inclusive Restorative Justice
    Elective course, taught in English, physical presence required. Practical training included.
    Other level, no previous experience required
    Bonita Holland

Ulster, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

  • Restorative Practices
    Mandatory course, taught in English. Physical presence and e-learning. Practical training included.
    Master level. Previous experience required.
    Check the University website, or read this leaflet, or contact Tim Chapman

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Restorative Justice
    This is a single semester module taught as option in LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change. Although the course does not offer practice training, it aims to develop an awareness of the potential of good practice while focusing on RJ in theory, research and policy.
    More info here or contact Dr. Giuseppe Maglione

University of Sussex, School of Law

  • Restorative Justice: Domestic and International Perspectives
    Elective module for LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
    Post-graduate level
    Contact Dr Mark Walters, more information can be found here