Forensics Criminology and Law Maastricht University

If you want to work as a criminal law jurist, whether as a lawyer, judge, public prosecutor or policy official, it is increasingly important to know about and understand forensic disciplines. The master’s programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to crime and the administration of criminal justice.

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  • MA
  • English
  • Full time

In the Master Forensics, Criminology and Law, lecturers and researchers engaged in criminal law, criminology, economics, medicine and psychology work together, making optimal use of the forensics-related know-how and research available in their respective faculties. All staff members are engaged in highly qualified scientific research programmes and incorporate the findings of their research activities in the different courses. Due to the fact that a number of staff members also render services to the Maastricht Forensic Institute (tMFI), there is a direct link between the activities of tMFI and the courses in the Master in Forensics, Criminology and Law.


Students work in tutorial groups, collaboratively seeking practical solutions to open-ended, real-world problems. Instructors act as facilitators, giving help when and where it is needed. This allows you to build independence and develop research skills. Problem-Based Learning is well suited to the broad-based nature of the master’s programme. Problem-Based Learning requires you to be proactive in setting learning goals. In tutorial groups you will actively engage your peers over matters of forensics, criminology and law, helping you build the academic skills necessary for your career.

  • Psychology and law
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Forensic psychopathology
  • Criminological perspectives
  • Criminalistics and Forensic DNA
  • Evidence
  • Effective criminal defence
  • International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Court
  • Organisational crime

The master programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law is designed for students with various educational backgrounds. Students with a bachelor's or master's degree in law have direct access to the programme but may have to hand in an IELTS or TOEFL test result. Students with other educational backgrounds have to pass an entrance-exam and will be interviewed on their academic skills and their motivation.

Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • Motivation letter
  • References
  • Examination

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT), 233 computer-based (CBT) or 90 internet-based (iBT)
  • Cambridge examinations CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C+


Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
Contribution to selections: YES
Maximum number of students admitted: 50
Cost of the master: Not declared
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  • Job posting
  • Multimedia resources: links/e-books
  • Dedicated office
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • International opportunities
  • Companies presentations
  • Careerday
  • Careerday per area (finance, HR, etc.)
  • Support in CV writing
  • Orientation seminars
  • Interview preparation
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