Master Criminal Justice - Subject Area Criminology and Security

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR535 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR535 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • French, English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Lausanne, Switzerland
The Master of Law in Criminology and Security focuses on the study of anti-social behaviour and the social reaction to such behaviour.

Description

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It is interested in delinquents and their victims, offences and punishments and penal measures. The scientific survey of deviance allows the development of relevant criminal policies as well as the implementation of programmes for the prevention of delinquency and the care of delinquents.

The Master of Law in Criminology and Security offers a multidisciplinary programme that includes sociology, law, forensic science as well as psychology. The study plan varies according to the type of Bachelorís degree held by the student.

Career Prospects
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as: communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas. This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as:
  • Police Services at the federal, cantonal, and municipal levels
  • Federal administration and institutions
  • Cantonal public administrations (penitentiary system, probation services, help centres for victims of crime, etc.)
  • Community institutions
  • Private security firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • International governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Research work

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR535 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR535 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • CHF 580 per semester
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • General Criminology course
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Victimology and Assistance to Victims
  • Crime Prevention
  • Policing
  • Analysis of Criminality and ICT
  • Forensic Science Ia
  • Penology
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Statistics I
  • Statistical analysis methods
  • Criminal Law I
  • Criminal Law II
  • Criminal Policy
  • Criminologists and Intervention Services
  • Women, Victimisation and Delinquency
  • Comparative Criminal Policy
  • Organised Crime
  • Economic Crime
  • Crime, Justice and Prison in Switzerland
  • Psychopathology of Deviant Behaviour
  • Criminology and Film

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

The candidate must be the holder of one of the following Bachelorís degrees: Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, Economics or Psychology, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, or Bachelor of Medicine formally recognised by UNIL.

Teaching language
  • French. Recommended level: C1 (please note that a very good understanding of English is necessary, since most criminology literature is published in English and a few block courses are given in English)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 11,500 students and 2,200 researchers work and study. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, professors and teaching staff. The UNIL campus is spread across three locations, the largest of which is in Dorigny, on the shores of Lake Geneva.