Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How to develop personal skills of professionals working in the field of security and justice?
  • How to support NGOs and civil society in their functions to monitor and evaluate democratic police work and criminal justice based on human rights standards?
  • How to establish the rule of law, human rights and sustainable security?
  • What are the future challenges of peacekeeping and peacemaking in transitional countries?
  • How to build up capacities in the law enforcement and criminal justice sector?

Degree programmes


Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it is set up as an English-language blended-learning degree programme, targeting students from all over the world: to date, students from more than 20 countries have enrolled in the course.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Criminology, Criminal Justice
  • Governance
  • Police Science
  • Peacekeeping
  • Human Rights
  • Ethics, Security
  • Leadership skills

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
good time management skills, motivation and open-mindedness
... enjoy:
working in an international context
... struggle through:
new challenges, especially in professional terms

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Political Science and Economic Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Police Science
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in international organisations (IOs)
  • in the fields of internal and external security
  • in security policy and fight against crime
  • in international law enforcement and human rights organisations

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Katrin List
Building, Room: Bochumer Fenster, Raum 7/007
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-0234/3225249
Website academic advisory office


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Master of Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science
Start: Summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: English
Cost: 8.400 Euro

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