Ghent University's Advanced Research in Criminology - Border Crossing, Security and Social Justice (IMARC) is an international two-year programme with a focus on border crossing, security and social justice and involves three different universities in Europe. IMARC aims to address the need for internationally oriented and interdisciplinary trained researchers that can offer original insights and analyses as well as innovative, effective and ethical solutions to advance policy, practice and academic research.
Current developments in Europe and beyond challenge not only our understanding of crime and crime control, but also the balance between demands for security and social justice. IMARC trains students to develop fresh and critical views on terrorism, human trafficking, cybercrime, corporate and organized crime, external and internal border control, EU criminal justice, policing and crime prevention, migration policies, human rights, social exclusion and urban safety.
The programme gives students the opportunity to study a broad range of substantive criminological issues, whilst simultaneously providing a robust theoretical foundation within which students can develop deeper analytical and critical thinking. As a research-intensive master’s programme there is also a strong emphasis on providing students with training in a variety of research approaches and methodologies and an extended dissertation.
The programme will enable students to work not only as a researcher in academic, public, third sector and commercial organisations but also as a consultant, data analyst, compliance officer, policy adviser or policy maker, advocate or manager.
- Globalisation and Crime
- Border Crossing, Security and Social Justice
- Advanced Research Methods
- Analysing Criminal Policies
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelors in Criminology, in other Social Sciences, in Humanities or Law are eligible if the holder can:
- demonstrate sufficient knowledge of questions of deviance and social control;
- sufficient knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
International1862 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Gent
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
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