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Top Masters Degrees in Criminology in Europe 2019

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

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.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and ... [+]

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice. The joint programme is offered by four different Universities in Europe.

IMARC deals with crucial issues ranging from the impact of the growing influx of migrants in relation to internal and external border control, transnational organised crime, human rights concerns, urban security and threats of radicalisation and terrorism, to the role of cybercrime, corporate malfeasance and the increase of hate crimes, racism and xenophobia. A major theme in addressing these current issues is the question of how to organize security as well as safeguard human rights. IMARC addresses the need for criminological expertise in the context of a common European criminal justice area coupled with challenges of internal and external border control and wider international developments.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam Belgium Ghent United Kingdom Canterbury Italy Bologna  + 4 More
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

In this highly professional program specifically all kinds of case studies, current experience and other specially selected for greater and more rapid assimilation of the ... [+]

Criminalistics or forensic science we define as the set of disciplines where the common object is the materialization of proof for legal purposes by scientific methodology.

Any science becomes forensic when serving the judicial process, but we must adapt specific to the purpose of investigation and judicial proof techniques, this is the reason for preparing this program, which aims to train professionals in Criminalistics as a qualification recognized by the university, to provide superior academic accreditation so that qualified professionals can enjoy this university recognition in their performances both owners and judicial levels to service the courts, using the most advanced techniques of these specialties .... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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English,Spanish,French,Italian
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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International University of Struga

Enthusiasm and desire to contribute to the development of Higher Education were the only motive we lead to the right formation of Euro College - Struga. The first steps b ... [+]

Master in Criminology & Detective

Enthusiasm and desire to contribute to the development of Higher Education were the only motive we lead to the right formation of Euro College - Struga. The first steps began with the academic sincerity, the way we chose is more difficult but we intend to insist more and build a Higher Educational institution who would be in step with the world, an institution which will provide learning with such a quality framework and will provide input in the development of labor-research teaching.Motivated by the support of many foreign institutions and the country, continues to make safer steps without distinction by all the difficulties because we have a clear vision and mission. Support from the British University, "Kensington College of Business," by renowned New grade group, the research center European Business Competence License (EBCL), British Business Group, whose task is understanding the specific industrial standards. We also had great significance to support the "American Heritage University" and College of London - "London City College".We would have loved to express great thanks to all ambassadors, prominent faces and institutions who visited our campus and supported us in our work.In academic 2007/2008 year we started as Euro College with three faculties, and in 2008 by the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Macedonia won accreditation for two new institutes, the Institute of Politics and European Studies, International Institute for Economic Development and Ecological Management, which was the reason for the change of the name in... [-]

Macedonia Struga
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
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Middlesex University London

The course is of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice ... [+]

Why study MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University?

Students studying this master's degree at Middlesex will benefit from field trips and expert guest lectures. Observational visits to the criminal courts assist a knowledge of psycho-legal courtroom decision-making and a visit to an adult prison builds an understanding of imprisoned populations and the psycho-social intervention programmes operating within prisons. Module teaching incorporates specialist guest lectures delivered by experts working in the fields of offender management, gangs, policing, prisoner care and welfare, and forensic psychology.

Students on the MSc are encouraged to attend the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and also at John Jay College in New York.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access t ... [+]

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The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) ).

The study of Neuro-criminology plays a crucial role both in the prevention of violence and in the diagnosis of the causes of a crime, and in the interventions necessary to carry out the reintegration of perpetrators and victims in society.

Neuro-criminology aims to apply the methodology and techniques of neuroscience studies to understand, predict, treat and even prevent violence and crime.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
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University of Stirling

With the University of Stirling ranked first in Scotland for the study of Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), this course provides you with expert training ... [+]

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With the University of Stirling ranked first in Scotland for the study of Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), this course provides you with expert training in the latest methods and approaches used in criminological research.

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.

The course is recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is supported by staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Criminal Justice Research – a multi-university body with international influence and links to academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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English
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 30 months
Campus
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Danubius University

The mission of this program is didactic (providing education) and of scientific research, implying, on the one hand, forwarding specialized knowledge in the field of crim ... [+]

The mission of this program is didactic (providing education) and of scientific research, implying, on the one hand, forwarding specialized knowledge in the field of criminal science, and on the other, training the students in the research activity.

This program’s specific aims are: Presenting the new Criminal Code and the new Code of criminal procedure; Presenting the role of the Constitutional Court in judging the exceptions of unconstitutionality in criminal matters, as well as the role of the European Court of Human Rights in these matters; Analysing doctrine opinions tied to the recent legislative changes in the field; Presenting legal regulations in the field of criminal science, with special reference to aspects regarding corruption, organized crime, money laundering, drug abuse, tax evasion, crimes in the field of informatics, etc.; The comparative analysis of the main criminal and criminal procedure institutions that can be found in the regulations of the European countries; The analysis of legal practices in the sphere of criminal law and criminal procedure law, in accordance with the existing solutions in this field in the European Union countries; The capitalization of the graduate learning experience in and outside the country. Some of the subjects studied within this program are: In-depth special part Criminal law; Forensics: modern investigation procedures and techniques; European jurisdictional system of protecting the human rights; Executive criminal law; Criminal procedure law institutions; Institutions involved in fighting international crimes; Business criminal law; Individualising criminal law sanctions. Students graduating this master’s degree have the following career... [-]
Romania Galați
September 2019
English,Romanian
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
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Malmö University

Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empiric ... [+]

Why do people commit a crime? What can we do to prevent crime? What are the connections between mental health and substance use in relation to offending and victimisation? These are a few of the questions criminologists strives to answer.

Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empirical research. It is a subject area that encompasses individual, societal, and situational aspects with a focus on processes and events throughout an individual’s life.

Our students independently, critically and systematically analyse complex topics relevant to social and behavioural science generally, and criminology more specifically. The programme is composed of students from different fields and cultural backgrounds, it encourages students to discuss subjects in both a Swedish and an international context. This provides a chance to develop - emphasising multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and international work.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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