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Master of Criminology (Leuven)

KU Leuven
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
English
Start dates
Leuven
September 2020

Leuven
September 2021

Leuven
September 2022

Program description

KU Leuven's Master of Criminology is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of crime, public response to crime and, specifically, criminal justice in Europe and beyond.

What is the Master of Criminology all about?

The programme 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. You can also apply for a programme in cooperation with Maastricht University.

LINC is the most recent institutional incarnation (2007) of the criminological tradition in Leuven, which began with the establishment of the School for Criminology in 1929. Excellence in criminology continues in the present day, combining solid research with a deep commitment to a society structured within ten research lines. LINC is composed of 11 professors and more than 70 assistants and fellows involved in criminological research and education.

strengths 

  • The Master of Criminology contains a rich selection of international courses, providing an in-depth study of crime, law enforcement and criminological theories.
  • The courses are taught by internationally respected academics that are specialist in their field.
  • The programme builds on the expertise of the Leuven Institute of Criminology, guaranteeing an excellent academic education and a supportive learning environment.

Admission requirements

Please consult the programme website for recent information on admission requirements.


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Tuition fees

Please consult our website for recent information on tuition fees: kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

The programme is intended to prepare you for further research and professional employment in (inter-)national 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

About this institute

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...


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