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.
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.
- 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
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA961 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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