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International Crimes and Criminology is a one-year, full time programme. It is taught fully in English. The programme deals with international crimes in a broad framework. The focus is on the role of individuals, groups, states and the international community. You will gain insight into the psychology of perpetrators, get acquainted with criminological theories on organisational processes and discuss political issues in the international arena. In class we often talk about subjects like torture, rape and genocide. This can be emotionally demanding, but the ultimate aim is to take an academic approach to these topics and to try and understand why and in what contexts such acts take place.
You learn to analyse what makes people commit international crimes (etiology), are trained how to measure and investigate these crimes (prevalence) and challenged to critically reflect on various modes of transitional justice (reaction). You do so by discussing important concepts of international criminal law and by applying criminological, sociological and psychological theories and methods to international crimes.
|diplomaMSc International Crimes and Criminology|
|typeregulier, 60 EC|
|opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?
International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
Perpetrators and Bystanders
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
- To measure and map international crimes;
- To define and conceptualize international crimes;
- To map the consequences and measure the costs of international crimes;
- To study the causes of international crimes;
- To analyse ways to effectively prevent, stop and react to this type of criminality.
- Violence in Sudan, the genocide in Rwanda, Syria, Libya, Iraq
- The War on Terror and Abu Ghraib
- The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Social psychology: Stanford Prison and Milgram experiments
- Corporations as perpetrators of international crimes: the oil and mining industry
- Modern bureaucracy and Hannah Arendt's banality of evil;
- The history and political context of the ad-hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court
- Geneva Conventions, Convention Against Torture, Genocide Convention
- Command responsibility, superior orders, joint criminal enterprise;
- Case law: Nuremberg trials, Milošević, Taylor, Karadžić, Lubanga, Gbagbo
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2019|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 April for students from outside the EU.
1 June for all other students. Please note: if international students apply after 1 April, we cannot guarantee accommodation for you.
Please note that the deadline for applying for the VU Fellowship scholarship programme is usually set to 1 March. If you wish to apply for the scholarship, both the scholarship application and the application for the programme should be completed simultaneously.
The main focus of selection will be on GPA or an overall grade average. Students should at least have a B or 7.3 as an overall average or a GPA of at least 3.
Other factors which will be taken into account in addition to the GPA:
- A student's level of interdisciplinarity
- Mark and content of the bachelor or master thesis
- Relevant experience (internship and work)
- General impression of the candidate such as shown interest in international crimes, letter of motivation, letter of recommendation, proof of academic writing
VU University Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia. For Dutch students or students already residing in the Netherlands it's possible to take the institutional TOEFL test that the VU University Amsterdam offers.
Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or Political Science. Applicants who do not meet this requirement are also encouraged to apply, provided that they have a sound academic background and a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international crimes.
The Master's programme International Crimes and Criminology is accessible to both Dutch and international students. It is up to the Admissions Board to decide on the selection of students. Each year the programme is open to a limited number of students only. Applicants must have a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Criminology, Law, Social Sciences, Political Science or any related subject, and a special interest in political violence, international crimes or other gross human rights violations. Students also need to hand in several additional documents, like a cv and motivation letter. For more information on admission, see www.law.vu.nl/icc
|€ 500||studiematerialenper jaar|
inbegrepen in collegegeld
estimated monthly costs
|€||424||kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1292||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|45||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|89%||daarvan is vrouw|
|17||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|76%||daarvan is vrouw|
|22357||studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|57%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Amsterdam
|€ 424||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Lisa-Claire Hutchinson (Australia), International Crimes and Criminology
International Crimes and Criminology combines two of my passions. Prior to taking this programme, I had studied the domestic application of Criminological theory, and my exposure to International Law was confined to its legal context. Exploring the two disciplines together now is such an eye-opener!
Reconciling the social science and the legal perspectives challenges students' assumptions regarding the adequacy of past international criminal outcomes and encourages us think critically and flexibly about how the commission of international crimes might be averted in the future...
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Mohammed Khater (Sudan), International Crimes and Criminology
I am from Sudan and I worked for several years for the International Committee of the Red Cross. The programme in International Crimes and Criminology gives me the unique opportunity to compare the practical side of the work that I have done for the Red Cross with its theoretical component.
The subjects in the programme reflect reality and they give me a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the field. It requires quite some effort, intellectually as well as emotionally, but it's so valuable that I can recommend it to anyone...
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
- International criminal courts and tribunals
- Human rights organizations
- Refugee organizations
- Government departments
- Universities or other research institutes
- Intergovernmental organizations
current job market
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