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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.36k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    The programme offers a multidisciplinary, critical, and comparative perspective on criminology.

    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 Criminology at Utrecht University is the right choice for you! Additional career opportunities exist in the areas of law and social reform, policy making, law enforcement, and research, particularly for positions within international organisations or organisations with significant international scope. Students can choose between two tracks: Track 1: Global Criminology Track 2: Penology and Forensic Criminology

    Types of teaching (in year 1):

    • theory: 15%
    • practice: 20%
    • self study: 65%

    Programme internationalization:

    • Studying abroad is optional.
    • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
    • The percentage of foreign teachers: 5%
    • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
    • The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

    Specialities:

    Global Criminology:

    The Global Criminology track concentrates on topics such as illicit movement of goods and people, crime as a cultural phenomenon, and human rights violations.

    Penology and Forensic Criminology:

    This track focuses on topics such as prison and courts, sentencing and alternative sanctions, comparative justice systems, youth and stigmatisation, psychiatric detention, and clinical criminology.


    Program requirements

    Additional subject Assessment interview Grade average Language test Written request Language test Additional language requirements:Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1IELTS overall band: 7IELTS writing: 6.5TOEFL internet based: 100 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

    As an international student in the Netherlands you may be eligible for a number of different student grants and loans. The following list will give you an impression of some of the award schemes currently available:

    Dutch Student Grant and Loans System

    International students from countries within the EU/EEA who study in the Netherlands may be eligible for a student grant or tuition fee allowance from the Dutch Students Grant and Loans System.

    Other sources of funding

    A list of alternative grants is available here (http://www.uu.nl/university/international-students/en/financialmatters/grantsandscholarships/pages/default.aspx). You may also try the Netherlands Student Grantfinder, an online search engine that details financial awards available to international students planning to study in the Netherlands.
    Even if you do receive a grant or a scholarship, it should be noted that these funds may not completely cover your study and living costs. It may be necessary to take a part-time job to supplement your income while you are living in the Netherlands.

    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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