• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Drawing upon the insights offered by law, psychology, criminology, and other social sciences, you will look at factors leading to victimization and the consequences of becoming a victim of crime, abuse of power, accidents, or disasters. You will be taught to academically analyze and professionally address victimological problems from multidisciplinary perspectives.

Career prospects

As a Master of Science in Victimology and Criminal Justice from Tilburg University, you are prepared for a wide range of career paths. Victim-related issues are of increasing interest within academia, policy-making, and the public and the private sectors -  both at the national and international levels. 

Graduates started for example as:
  • PhD student at INTERVICT, Netherlands
  • Policy advisor at Victim Support, Netherlands
  • Evidence reviewer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Netherlands
  • Programme officer at the Institute for Statelessness and Inclusion, Netherlands
  • Policy & Advocacy Specialist, UNICEF Liaison Office to the AU and UNECA, Ethiopia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Victims in National and International Criminal Justice
  • Theories and Perspectives on Victimization
  • Ethics and Victimology
  • Life-course Victimology
  • Psychology and Law
  • Current Issues in Victimology
  • Justice in Context: Cultural Victimology
  • Victimization through migration

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • You have an academic Bachelor's degree in Law before the start of this Master's program, or;
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Policial Sciences, International Relations) before the start of this Master’s program, or;
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in a law related field (with a minimum of 90 ECTS in law courses).
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14604 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2088 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Partner Scholarships Tilburg Law School (TLS)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of non-EU partner universities of the Tilburg Law School.

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