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Compare MSc Programs in Criminology in Netherlands 2019

A Master of Science, or a Master’s degree in Science is an academic degree delivered by Universities in many countries. A Master of Science is a popular choice after completing a Bachelor’s degree.

Criminology is the scientific study of what causes crime and how to control it. The area uses disciplines such as psychology, statistics, economics, biology, and psychiatry to better understand criminal behavior and develop more effective penalties and treatments.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The unique Master’s program in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to take this appr ... [+]

Master in International Crimes and Criminology (MSc)

The unique Master’s program in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to take this approach and trains them how to apply the knowledge and expertise to real-world situations.

The program in a nutshell

International Crimes and Criminology is a one-year, full-time program. It is taught fully in English. The program deals with international crimes in a broad framework. The focus is on the role of individuals, groups, states and the international community. You will gain insight into the psychology of perpetrators, get acquainted with criminological theories on organizational processes and discuss political issues in the international arena. Subjects like torture, rape, and genocide are discussed during class. This can be emotionally demanding, but our ultimate aim is to take a scientific approach to these topics in order to draft measures which might help prevent these types of crimes in the future.You learn to analyze what makes people torture (etiology), are trained how to measure and investigate these crimes (prevalence) and challenged to critically reflect on modes of transitional justice (reaction). You do so by discussing important concepts of international criminal law and applying criminological, sociological and psychological theories to international crimes.The program trains students to become both academics and professionals. After finishing the program, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions on the one hand, and draft policies, develop preventive strategies and do field work... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus