Criminology, Criminalistics 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?

Degree programmes


Criminology, Criminalistics and Police Science, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Criminology, Criminalistics and Police Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German
Cost: 4.400 Euro

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. Special emphasis is placed on teaching methodological and technical skills in the areas listed below.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Criminology
  • Criminalistics
  • Prevention
  • Police science
  • Sociology and Social Research

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a (technical) university degree
  • at least one year work experience in a relevant profession


  • 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
  • Social Work
  • Social pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • Police science
  • and law enforcement
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the civil service
  • in the fields of (public and private) social services (including judiciary social services)
  • in the educational sector and in schools
  • media and public relations
  • companies

And else?

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienberatung Kriminologie, Kriminalistik und Polizeiwissenschaft
Building, Room: Ferdinandstraße 13, 1. Etage, Raum 124 + 125
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25247
Website academic advisory office