Forensics, Criminology and Law

Do you aspire to build a career in law or as a forensic consultant in business or in government? And would you like to be better prepared for this, with additional knowledge about crime and how evidence is obtained?  If so, the master’s programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law (FCL) can help you get there.

You will dive into the world of forensic psychology, accounting and medicine, and will continuously analyse these disciplines in relation to the law. You will develop an understanding of why forensics increasingly plays a decisive role in solving crimes and in getting the perpretrators convicted. You will also learn to identify the limits of how forensic techniques and insights can be applied.

Thanks to the programme's multidisciplinary approach to crime and criminal justice, in addition to the usual legal professions, you can also look for work in law enforcement agencies, psychiatric services or policy functions within the Ministry of Justice.

 We also offer the Dutch-taught Master Forensica, Criminologie en Rechtspleging (FCR).

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Meet Natalie, our student ambassador for the master's programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law. On her Instagram account she shares her personal experiences with her study programme, living in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!

Do you have any questions? Send Natalie a DM on Instagram, she will be happy to help you with your study choice, just as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.

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Information events

Are you interested in one of our master's programmes? Do you want to know more? We offer you a wide range of information events and personal contact with our students and staff. Learn all there is to know about studying law and student life in Maastricht!

How do you explain criminal behaviour? What is the probative value of DNA? How does a judge arrive at their decision? These and other issues are addressed in this interesting and multidisciplinary programme.

Master Forensics Criminology and Law, Maastricht University Faculty of Law (EN)

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What makes this master's programme so unique and interdisciplinary? And how is this programme in line with current developments? Watch the video and find out!

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Master's Open Day on 18 March 2023

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