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Criminal Justice and Security, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The "Criminal Justice and Security" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security. The programme is a continuation of the Faculty’s 1st-cycle academic study programme and is comparable to study programmes such as the first-cycle study of Security and Police Work and the study of Information Security.

About

  • Graduates become experts in the field of security studies; they gain good insight and understanding of the real world, the trends in the field of security operations and management, as well as of the functioning of the judicial system and law enforcement agencies (police, prosecutors, courts, prisons, intelligence agencies, etc.), the role of informal social control mechanisms (families, school, associations, civil-society organisations, and other factors of socialisation), and also of the role of institutionalised informal social control mechanisms (mostly detective agencies and private security companies). 
  • At the postgraduate level, students deepen their knowledge of social, psychological, economic, behavioural, historic, and political aspects of criminality, delinquency, and criminal law; knowledge of research methods, research aetiology, prevention, control of and reactions against criminality and delinquency; skills to evaluate and detect criminal and delinquent behaviours in society; gain an overview of criminal law and criminal prosecution procedures; and develop an understanding of police work, the role of prosecutors, judges, and prison administrations.

COURSES (ECTS)

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Law on Minor Offense (7)
  • Criminology and Crime Policy (7)
  • Strategic Management of Security Organizations (8)
  • Security in Cyberspace (8)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Safety and Security in Local Communities (8)
  • Criminal Investigation and Forensic Sciences (8)
  • Investigative Psychology (7)
  • Private Security Industry (7)

 

In the second year of study, students select a module:

“Criminology and Criminal Investigation” module

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Methodology of Social Research and Applied Multivariate Statistics (10)
  • Victimology (5)
  • White-Collar Crime (5)
  • Investigation of Selected Forms of Crime (5)
  • Elective course 1 (5)

Electives:

  • Security of Smart Systems (5)
  • Digital Forensics (5)
  • Enterprise Information Security (5)
  • Corporative Intelligence Activity (5)
  • Integral Corporate Security (5)
  • Corporate Governance and Forensic Financial Supervision (5)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course 1 (5)
  • Elective course 2 (5)
  • Master’s Thesis (20)

Electives:

  • Information Security Governance (5)
  • Deviance at the Workplace (5)
  • Administrative Internal Affairs and Refugee Law (5)
  • Migration, Crime and Security (5)
  • Development of Crime Investigation Strategy (5)

 

“Information Security” module

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Methodology of Social Research and Applied Multivariate Statistics (10)
  • Security of Smart Systems (5)
  • Digital Forensics (5)
  • Enterprise Information Security (5)
  • Elective course 1 (5)

Electives:

  • Victimology (5)
  • White-Collar Crime (5)
  • Investigation of Selected Forms of Crime (5)
  • Corporative Intelligence Activity (5)
  • Integral Corporate Security (5)
  • Corporate Governance and Forensic Financial Supervision (5)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course 1 (5)
  • Elective course 2 (5)
  • Master’s Thesis (20)

Electives:

  • Information Security Governance (5)
  • Deviance at the Workplace (5)
  • Administrative Internal Affairs and Refugee Law (5)
  • Migration, Crime and Security (5)
  • Development of Crime Investigation Strategy (5)

 

“Corporate Security” module

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Methodology of Social Research and Applied Multivariate Statistics (10)
  • Corporative Intelligence Activity (5)
  • Integral Corporate Security (5)
  • Corporate Governance and Forensic Financial Supervision (5)
  • Elective course 1 (5)

Electives:

  • Victimology (5)
  • White-Collar Crime (5)
  • Security of Smart Systems (5)
  • Digital Forensics (5)
  • Enterprise Information Security (5)
  • Investigation of Selected Forms of Crime (5)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course 1 (5)
  • Elective course 2 (5)
  • Master’s Thesis (20)

Electives:

  • Information Security Governance (5)
  • Deviance at the Workplace (5)
  • Administrative Internal Affairs and Refugee Law (5)
  • Migration, Crime and Security (5)
  • Development of Crime Investigation Strategy (5)

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      The full-time study programme shall be implemented in the event of at least 15 enrolled students. 

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      The part-time study programme shall be implemented in the event of at least 15 enrolled students. 

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Documents/1920FVVEN.pdf (pages 1-2).

 

The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/CALL-FOR-APPLICATION-INTO-POSTGRADUATE-STUDY-PROGRAMMES-OF-THE-UNIVERSITY-OF-MARIBOR-FOR-THE-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2019-20.aspx. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all part-time students and to Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website: http://www.sklad-kadri.si/en/calls-for-applications-and-news/calls-for-applications/.

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