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Malmö University

24 months
7854 EUR/year
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The master’s programme in Criminology at Malmö University will provide you with specialist knowledge on criminal careers, risk assessment and prevention in the areas of crime, substance abuse and mental health problems.


The Masters programme in Criminology at Malmö University has a multi-disciplinary foundation and is based on collaboration across the borders of traditional disciplines and subject areas.

The Department of Criminology specialises in the areas of: risk-assessment, prevention, geography and crime, juvenile offending, criminal careers; and victimology. The department also hosts guest researchers from both Swedish and international universities in order for our students to broaden their perspectives. Students receive supervision while writing their thesis and have the opportunity to explore research topics of their own choosing. This is a chance for students to establish contact with employers and identify new research projects that meet the needs of society and the students’ future careers.

The programme is based on self-study, group work, journal clubs, workshops and lectures. You are encouraged to discuss, question and think critically in all learning activities. In line with the Swedish learning approach at university level, students are responsible for their own learning development and are provided with an open and interactive teaching environment.

The programme highlights international perspectives and encourages student mobility. All courses can be taken independently and are open to national and international students and free-movers, as well as exchange students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Individual Characteristics, Environment and Crime
  • Criminal Careers
  • Victimology
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Criminality and Ill-health
  • Statistical Analysis: To Apply, Interpret and Understand

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in social or behavioural science or medicine.
  • The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school
  • credits 100%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7854 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15709 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full tuition fee: 160,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

7318 - 11465 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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