4 semesters
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About this course

The international Master’s program in Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science focuses on international security and justice perspectives, raising awareness and facilitating a broader foundation for better decision-making in the future with regards to the following topics:

  • Peace-making and peace-keeping efforts in post-conflict and transitional countries;
  • Establishing rule of law, human rights standards and sustainable security;  
  • Capacity building in the law enforcement and criminal justice sector;
  • Development personal skills of professionals working within the corresponding field of security and justice;
  • Supporting NGOs and civil society in their functions to monitor and evaluate democratic police work and criminal justice based on human rights standards.

Considering the reality of an on-going unstable world and growing concerns within the international community on finance, economy, energy and security one might assume that the need for practices in the field of criminology, criminal justice, governance and police science will only increase. As the program is labor market oriented, it provides a well-thought-out balance between theory and practice supported by on-the-job experienced lecturers in one of the three program pillars as well as its modules and its settings in different countries.

Entry Requirements

This international advanced extra-occupational program is in particular open to applicants with:

  • a successful completion of a university/college degree (BA, BSc and MA, MSc or equivalent) degree in the program relevant subject areas (240 CPs*);
  • at least one year of relevant practical experience after graduation;
  • an excellent knowledge of the English language

Students gain 60 credit points during the course, and must have obtained already 240 credit points prior to the program. Applications from outside the European Union will be evaluated and assessed accordingly. Any lacking CPs can be gained through additional attainments. This may also be through recognition of attainments achieved at other universities, special training programs or a certain amount of work experience in years.