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Forensic Criminology / Forensische Criminologie



September - February 


1 year



This programme focuses on the use of specialist expertise in criminal justice, taking a practical approach. Courses include Forensic Identification Methods, Crime Analysis, Forensic Accountancy and Forensic Psychiatry. The programme includes a compulsory internship, linked to the MA thesis.


Positions as advisers, researchers or policy officers at such organisations as the police, the Public Prosecution Service, legal institutions and services, penitentiary institutions, rehabilitation agencies, victim support organisations and universities.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in criminology or law or social sciences with criminology as specialisation.

Leiden Law School


year master’s programmes


master's students


international master’s students
(95% in Advanced LL.M.  programmes)




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

The Advanced LL.M. programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For these programmes an institutional tuition fee applies. The tuition fee for the Advanced LL.M. programmes for all students is €20,900 (€10,450 Advanced LLM programmes - part-time)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
**  English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check  our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can  find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements  per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for  detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent  scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.