Do you want to find out more about furnishing evidence in cases of crime? Are you interested in the theory and practice of investigation, in people and in what’s going on in society? Then the master’s programme Forensische Criminologie is right for you. Also if you have a bachelor’s degree in a social science field like Psychology.
Students choose this master's degree because they have an affinity with crime and its analysis and evidence. You can help improve investigation and investigation methods. Criminologists (lawyers and non-lawyers!) Are employed by, among others, the police, NFI, consultancy and research agencies and the business community.
Why the Masters in Forensic Criminology at Leiden University?
- The Leiden Law Faculty has a good reputation, nationally and internationally: your diploma has value.
- It is a broad education, with 'trips' to psychiatry, accountancy, tracing, the reliability of witnesses and the use of evidence and data for risk assessment.
- More than 80% of Leiden Master's students of Forensic Criminology have a suitable position within six months. We help you with our online mentor network and personal career coaching.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
In the master's degree you have to deal with different forms of education:
- Lectures and working groups in which motivated teachers present the subject matter and connect it with current events and their own research. You are expected to prepare these lectures by studying the specified literature.
- Thesis. You conduct a research independently for your thesis and you state this in a scientific argument.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCriminal Law Forensic Science Criminology View 10 other Masters in Criminal Law in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Copy of valid passport or ID card
- Copy of Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
- Proof of proficiency (if applicable)
- Copies of diplomas or extracts
International18800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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