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Global Criminology

Course Description

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 Global Criminology at Utrecht University is the right choice for you!

As a graduate with an MA in Global Criminology, you could conduct further research at a university, or at research institutes (NGOs, commercial research offices, etc.)
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

Visit the Global Criminology page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

SELECTION CRITERIAEligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
- The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
- The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
- The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee or Tuition fee plus living expenses (€11,000)


-Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
- Have applied for one of the participating international master’s programme with a start date of September.

Application Procedure

See http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

Entry Requirements

Eligible are students who have a bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law or Social Sciences. Candidates have to show sufficient criminological knowledge (through optional courses, minors in criminology or work experience). Exceptions: candidates with other degrees may be admitted, if they can show sufficient criminological knowledge –through optional courses, minors in criminology or work experience.

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000

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