The Master of Science in Criminology programme is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of crime, public response to crime and, specifically, criminal justice in Europe and beyond. It includes instruction in general topics such as criminological theories and models of law enforcement, psychology, law and criminal justice, youth criminology and juvenile justice, and research methods. It also includes a number of cutting-edge courses in areas in which LINC professors are internationally renowned as experts: international police and judicial cooperation, political crimes and transitional justice, restorative justice, and terrorism, organised and corporate crime.
The programme is intended to prepare students for research and professional employment in national and international policy and operational agencies in the fields of criminal justice and victim assistance. It is characterised by a strong link between education and research. Students are supported by a staff of criminology experts with expertise in the field, in both its theoretical and applied aspects.
The programme has a strong international orientation and promotes a comparative approach. This strengthes students' critical and reflective attitudes, methodological skills and areas of specialisation.
This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.