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.
In spite of the current COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges it poses, we will continue to use the Problem-based-Learning we are so well-known for. Whether you will be able to come to Maastricht or not, we aim to offer you the small-scale, full of interaction eduction we stand for. Working together in small groups on relevant issues in an internationally-oriented setting remains at the core of our education.
Read more about the ‘on campus at the university if possible, online if necessary' approach.
Are you wondering what it is like to study law at Maastricht University? Because of the Corona crisis personal meetings and activities are not possible at the moment. But we are happy to offer you several other options to give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Law. It is also possible to arrange a meeting via chat/Skype.
The programme of the master Forensics, Criminology and Law, as presented on this website, concerns the new programme which will come into effect as from 1 September 2019.
Did you start this master's programme in September 2018 or in February 2019? Then nothing changes for you. Please click here to find the outline of the programme that applies to you.
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