Criminology and Police Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can we handle certain phenomena of criminality?
  • What is the current situation of police research?
  • How can theoretical findings be made applicable in practice?
  • Which relevant criminology issues are currently being discussed?
  • How can I conduct my own research and publish the results?
  • The daily challenge of approaching current topics from a scientific point of view is what I enjoy most.

    Andreas Schwinkendorf, Master's degree read more ...

  • Everybody was invited to contribute their practical experience in a creative manner, which resulted in very interesting lectures.

    Sina Wolf , Master's degree read more ...

  • The student group provides highly valuable insights thanks to its diverse make-up regarding the participants' professional background and experience.

    Simon Kirsch, Master's degree read more ...

  • It is crucial to maintain a high level of discipline right from the start.

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Degree programmes


Criminology and Police Science, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it closes a gap in the German educational system, contributing to securing qualification and quality. It focuses on integrating hands-on experience and teaching methodological and discipline-related skills.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Applied police science
  • Criminology, criminalistics and prevention
  • Juvenile crime law and sociology
  • Criminal law principles

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
a (technical) university degree, at least one year work experience in a relevant profession
... enjoy:
academic discourse of subjects related to criminology and police science
... struggle through:
new challenges, working and studying simultaneously

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Political science and economics
  • Social sciences
  • Police science
  • and law enforcement
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the civil service (police, prison service etc.)
  • in the fields of (public and private) social services (including judiciary social services)
  • in the educational sector and in schools
  • in the field of justice (probationary service and courts of law)

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Lena Jordan
Building, Room: Bochumer Fenster, Massenbergstr. 11, Ebene 7, Raum 06
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25247
Website academic advisory office


Degree: Master of Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science
  Master of Criminology and Police Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German
Cost: 3.700 Euro

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