Forensics, Criminology and Law
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 (FCL) 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.
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We also offer the Dutch-taught Master Forensica, Criminologie en Rechtspleging (FCR). The outline of the Dutch-taught programme is different from the FCL master's programme and offers two specialisations; Criminal Law and Forensics.
- 1 year full-time LLM programme (60ECTS)
- problem Based Learning: 8 contact hrs, 32 hrs independent study
- multidisciplinary programme, combination of forensic disciplines, criminology and law
- entry opportunities for non law graduates via entry exam
- starts in September
- staff and students from all over the world
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Meet Jewel, our student ambassador for the master's programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law. On her Instagram account she shares her personal experiences with her study programme, living in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!
Do you have any questions? Send Jewel a DM on Instagram, she will be happy to help you with your study choice, just as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
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How do you explain criminal behaviour? What is the probative value of DNA? How does a judge arrive at their decision? These and other issues are addressed in this interesting and multidisciplinary programme.
What makes this master's programme so unique and interdisciplinary? And how is this programme in line with current developments? Watch the video and find out!
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