Master of Laws in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Starting winter term 2006/2007, the Faculty of Law and Economics offers the post-graduate further degree programme "Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice". Courses are taught in German.
Deadline for application (summer term 2011): 28 February 2011
The programme consists of compulsory modules in the fields of Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Penal Law and Sanctioning Law as well as optional modules in the criminologically relevant fields of Psychology, Sociology and Forensics. Additionally, foreign researchers offer individual compact courses on internationally comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (frequently also in English and French). Students gather practical experience by conducting their own empirical investigations in the course of practical research training.
Duration and Expenses
The programme takes one year and costs 1500,- â‚¬ per student.
Prior achievements from the local specialisation for law students in "Criminology and Criminal Justice" - or achievements from comparable programmes at other universities - can be taken into consideration, which can in turn effect a reduction of the fees.
Studying in Greifswald
In various rankings, studying at the University of Greifswald is regularly assessed as one of the best options in Germany. Small seminars, well-equipped libraries and intensive contacts to the professors are the rule rather than the exception here.
Exam preparation at the beach, sailing after the lab? This is part of everyday life in Greifswald. Ultimately, students here study and research where others spend their holidays. Being Germany's sunniest region, the Baltic invites you to sail and bathe.
Target Groups and Admissions
The post-graduate further degree programme is geared to graduates in the fields of Law, Psychology or other Social Sciences, who have successfully completed a higher education degree of at least four years, and who have gained at least one year of subsequent work-experience.
The programme is designed to appeal to persons who are striving to specialize in the professional fields of Criminal Justice, for example in Juvenile Criminal Justice (e.g. state and private providers of youth welfare services), the penal system, criminal prosecution by the police and the prosecution service, or adult and juvenile penal jurisdiction. Other options are careers in the criminological research activities of the Federal State Offices of Criminal Investigation, the criminological services within the prison systems of the Federal States, the Federal State and Federal Ministries as well as of international organisations (UN, Council of Europe, NGOs).