LLM in Forensics, Criminology and Law
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
EUR 2,314 / per year *
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
* EU students: 2,314 euros | non-EU students 16,000 euros
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 program 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 analyze 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 perpetrators convicted. You will also learn to identify the limits of how forensic techniques and insights can be applied.
Thanks to the program'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.
Why this program?
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 program 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.
- Criminological Perspectives
- Advanced Criminal Procedure
- Psychology and Law
- Criminalistics and Forensic
- European Criminal Law
- Organizational Crime
- Forensic Psychopathology
- International Criminal Law CR
- Master thesis forensics, criminal
The faculty consolidates its already strong position in the 2023 ranking by maintaining its 23rd position. Looking at all law faculties within the European Union, we are very proud to see that we also kept third place in this prestigious ranking.
Covering 11 subject areas, Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual World Subject Rankings provides an overview of the best places in the world to study a chosen discipline. The rankings table for LAW uses the same range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings combined with scores provided under the following five categories: Teaching, Research, Citations, International outlook, and Industry income.
THE is a leading provider of higher education data for the world's research-led institutions and helps students around the world make the right study choice.
Program Tuition Fee
More than 300 students have graduated successfully from the master’s program in Forensics, Criminology, and Law. Alumni have found work as:
- police officers
- forensic advisors
- anti-fraud coordinators
- probation officers
A number of graduates work abroad in countries such as Greece, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.