M.Sc. On Campus


KU Leuven

12 months
1250 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Criminology at KU Leuven is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of crime, public response to crime and, specifically, criminal justice in Europe and beyond.


The Master of Criminology at KU Leuven is characterised by a strong link between education and research, an explicitly international orientation and comparative methodology, with special attention given to the cross-border character of criminality.

General subjects include criminological theories and models of law enforcement, psychology, law and criminal justice, youth criminology and juvenile justice, and research methods. The programme also offers cutting-edge courses on international police and judicial cooperation, political crimes and transitional justice, restorative justice, terrorism, and organised and corporate crime.

Career opportunities

The programme is intended to prepare you for further research and professional employment in national and international policy and operational agencies in the fields of criminal justice and victim assistance.

Graduates find employment in the domains of:

  • police forces and justice enforcement
  • youth care
  • execution of sentences and penal measures
  • forensic mental healthcare
  • private security and safety
  • the civil service
  • the non-profit sector at the national, European and international levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •     Terrorism, Organized and Corporate Crime    
  • Criminological Theories and Models of Law Enforcement    
  •  Psychology, Law and Criminal Justice    
  •    International Police and Judicial Cooperation    
  • Political Crimes and Transitional Justice    
  •   Juvenile Justice and Youth Criminology    
  •   Restorative Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must submit as proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language, one of the following test scores: Toefl test (minimum 600 "paper based", minimum 250 "computer based" and minimum 100 "internet based"); I.E.L.T.S. with a minimum score of 7.0 or the Cambridge Advanced English level certificate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /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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