Master of Criminology 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

4,446 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

CriminologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Criminology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Criminology

The Master of Criminology is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of crime, public response to crime and, specifically, criminal justice in Europe and beyond. The programme focuses recent developments in criminological theory and their implications for national and international policy-making.

About the programme

General subjects include criminological theories and models of law enforcement, psychology, law and criminal justice, youth criminology and juvenile justice, and research methods. The programme also offers cutting-edge courses on international police and judicial cooperation, political crimes and transitional justice, restorative justice, terrorism, and organised and corporate crime – research fields in which our Leuven Institute of Criminology professors are internationally renowned experts.

Our programme is characterised by a strong link between education and research, an explicitly international orientation, and a comparative approach. You will write a master's thesis in the research area of your choice. Furthermore, the programme will improve your critical reflective methodological skills and attitude to enable autonomous, constructive, and high-quality research and contributions to the field.

Career perspectives

Our graduates stand out as professionals or academics with excellent methodological and critical thinking skills. You will find them working in police departments and in justice, youth care, private companies focusing on security and safety, civil services, and the non-profit sector.

The programme also prepares you for a career in research, national and international policy, or criminal justice and victim assistance. You will be supported by our criminology experts with expertise in the field, in both its theoretical and applied aspects.

Program overview

Main Subject

Criminology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Criminology

The Master of Criminology is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of crime, public response to crime and, specifically, criminal justice in Europe and beyond. The programme focuses recent developments in criminological theory and their implications for national and international policy-making.

About the programme

General subjects include criminological theories and models of law enforcement, psychology, law and criminal justice, youth criminology and juvenile justice, and research methods. The programme also offers cutting-edge courses on international police and judicial cooperation, political crimes and transitional justice, restorative justice, terrorism, and organised and corporate crime – research fields in which our Leuven Institute of Criminology professors are internationally renowned experts.

Our programme is characterised by a strong link between education and research, an explicitly international orientation, and a comparative approach. You will write a master's thesis in the research area of your choice. Furthermore, the programme will improve your critical reflective methodological skills and attitude to enable autonomous, constructive, and high-quality research and contributions to the field.

Career perspectives

Our graduates stand out as professionals or academics with excellent methodological and critical thinking skills. You will find them working in police departments and in justice, youth care, private companies focusing on security and safety, civil services, and the non-profit sector.

The programme also prepares you for a career in research, national and international policy, or criminal justice and victim assistance. You will be supported by our criminology experts with expertise in the field, in both its theoretical and applied aspects.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission requirements

  • To be eligible to the Master of Science in Criminology, you must have obtained an academic bachelor degree in Criminology.
  • Holders of other academic bachelor and master degrees can exceptionally be admitted to the preparatory programme (e-course, 24 ECTS), providing they meet the admission requirements. 
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Ideally, you should possess the following attributes:

  • a critical-reflective attitude towards the law, community and crime;
  • theoretical knowledge of applied psychology, sociology and anthropology within the field of crime and the treatment of crime;
  • extensive knowledge of basic research methodology; familiarity with specific criminological sources as well as legal, psychological and sociological sources and the ability to formulate research questions from existing literature and basic knowledge of (quantitative and qualitative) data collection;
  • basic skills of oral and written reporting, especially in a criminology context, in English, that is, and the capacity to understand English texts, seminars and lectures taught in English.

1 Year
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

4,446 EUR
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