Utrecht University

Global Criminology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The MA in Global Criminology from Utrecht University is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies.

About

The MA in Global Criminology from Utrecht University offers a multidisciplinary, critical and comparative perspective in criminology, open for students with a BA degree in law, criminology, social sciences, or any other related social discipline such as economy, history or media studies, to name a few.

Developing Essential Skills

During this programme, you’ll study key issues such as organised and corporate crime, prison systems, security policies or the relation between ethnicity and crime. You’ll also develop essential skills that will benefit you in both your professional and personal life. You’ll be able, among other things, to:

  • Develop good insight into the causes and consequences of local and global crime.
  • Analyse the behaviour of offenders from different disciplines and perspectives.
  • Critically assess and evaluate criminal policies and the criminal justice system;
  • Understand the cultural aspects of criminal phenomena;
  • Conduct independent criminological research using qualitative research methods and connect the results with criminological theories.
  • Present research results to an audience of both specialists and non-specialists.
Tracks
You can choose from two distinctive tracks within the Global Criminology programme. Find out more about the following tracks:
  • Global Crime
  • Crime, Punishment and Security
There is a growing demand for qualified researchers, legal practitioners and policy makers who can address these and comparable issues. Are you a multidisciplinary expert or criminologist who wants to make a significant contribution to the field? Are you someone who wants to work in the field of law and social reform – or any sector dealing with growing forms of local and global crime control? Do you want to be part of a Master’s programme with students from different continents? Then the MA in Global Criminology at Utrecht University is the right choice for you!

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Critical Reflection On Criminology
  • Advanced Methodology
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Research And Thesis Trajectory Criminology
  • Critical Reflection On Criminology
  • Advanced Methodology
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Research And Thesis Trajectory Criminology

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law or Social Sciences.
  • Exceptions: Candidates with other degrees may be admitted, if they can show sufficient criminological knowledge (through optional courses, minors in criminology or work experience).
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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.