Keywords:
Education Market, Legal, Forensics, Criminology
Edu type:
Formal education
Location:
Maastricht
Education:
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
01/02/2021
Study Load:
1680 hrs
Duration:
1 year
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Description:

Do you aspire to build a career in law or as a forensic consultant in business or in government? And would you like to be better prepared for this, with additional knowledge about crime and how evidence is obtained? If so, the master’s programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law can help you get there.

 

You will dive into the world of forensic psychology, accounting and medicine, and will continuously analyse these disciplines in relation to the law. You will develop an understanding of why forensics increasingly plays a decisive role in solving crimes and in getting the perpretrators convicted. You will also learn to identify the limits of how forensic techniques and insights can be applied.

 

Thanks to the programme's multidisciplinary approach to crime and criminal justice, in addition to the usual legal professions, you can also look for work in law enforcement agencies, psychiatric services or policy functions within the Ministry of Justice.

 

Forensic research is becoming increasingly important in criminal investigations and the collection of evidence. Lawyers, public prosecutors and judges experience that in their everyday work. The master’s programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law gives you insights into the different disciplines involved in the field of forensic research. You will also take a look at the part the criminal justice system plays within society. You'll take a number of compulsory courses, and you can choose from a wide range of elective courses and internship opportunities.

 

 

Your future

With a master’s in Forensics, Criminology and Law, a number of career opportunities are open for you. You can enter the legal profession, working as a lawyer, or within organisations such as the judiciary, the Ministry of Justice or the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Law enforcement services, as well as psychiatric services and institutions, are also looking for people with forensic knowledge. You can also become a professional legal researcher within governmental or educational institutions.