Criminal Justice - Subject Area Criminology and Security, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    535
    Tuition (Semester)
    535
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French, English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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 Bachelor’s 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

Programme Structure

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

The candidate must be the holder of one of the following Bachelor’s 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)

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 535 International
  • EUR 535 EU/EEA
  • CHF 580 per semester

Funding

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