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Do you want to understand the role of Mexico in the cocaine trade, why a Dutch multinational dumps waste on an African country, or how young Dutch Muslims are recruited for fighting in Syria? Are you curious about phenomena such as Internet fraud, food criminality or mobile banditry? Old and new forms of global crime are rapidly expanding, as are the means to control it. The Netherlands serves both as a major crossroad in the illegal flow of goods, people and services and as a key host for international organisations such as Europol, Greenpeace and the International Criminal Court. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, international terrorism, corruption, environmental harm, financial and corporate crime and conflicts over natural resources all have global dimensions. Tackling these issues requires modern instruments that transcend national boundaries.
You can choose from two distinctive tracks within the Global Criminology programme. Find out more about the following tracks:
- Global Crime
- Crime, Punishment and Security
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!
The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies.
The programme offers a multidisciplinary, critical and comparative perspective in criminology, open for students with a BA degree in law, criminology, social sciences, or any other related social discipline such as economy, history or media studies, to name a few.
Developing essential skills
During this programme, you’ll study key issues such as organised and corporate crime, prison systems, security policies or the relation between ethnicity and crime. You will also develop essential skills that will benefit you in both your professional and personal life. You will be able, among other things, to:
- Develop good insight into the causes and consequences of local and global crime;
- Analyse the behaviour of offenders from different disciplines and perspectives;
- Critically assess and evaluate criminal policies and the criminal justice system;
- Understand the cultural aspects of criminal phenomena;
- Conduct independent criminological research using qualitative research methods and connect the results with criminological theories;
- Present research results to an audience of both specialists and non-specialists.
Information for international students
Institutional fee 2017-2018: € 15,167 (non EU/EEA) . Please also see our information for international students
Fees and funding
Statutory fee - fulltime 2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU) (for exceptions see Tuition Fees and Financial Support)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr. Damián Zaitch
- +31 30 253 70 04