Malmö University

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24 months
7700 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 programme develops in students a broad competency that covers several different occupational areas.

Having completed the programme, you will understand the importance of, and will yourself be able to manage, collaborations between different professions within the field of criminology.

Teaching is conducted in English throughout the programme.

What might lie ahead?

There is a major need to create better conditions for collaborations on issues relating to crime, substance abuse and mental health problems – particularly within the public sector, the healthcare sector and the justice system.

As a criminologist, you will be able to work in a range of different occupational environments, such as the Police, the National Council for Crime Prevention, the National Board for Youth Affairs and the Prison and Probation Service.

The Masters programme provides specialist knowledge in the fields of prevention and risk-assessment and opens up opportunities for a career in risk-assessment or as an expert, for example. There are also opportunities to embark upon a research career. Since the department prioritises internationalisation and since the program is given in English, students will also well-prepared for a future, global labour market.

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 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    7700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15401 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full tuition fee: 160,000 SEK


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Malmö University


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