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Criminology and forensic science

Type:
Graduate (Master)
Duration of study:
2 years (4 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Now also available online
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
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Why choose this field of study?

Graduate studies in Criminology and Forensic Science at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw are designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Forensic Science and related fields (e.g., law, administration, psychology, sociology, political science, homeland security, natural sciences) who want to gain or expand the competencies necessary for work related to fighting crime. Do you want to pursue a career in uniformed services, crime investigation, or judiciary? Perhaps you are already working in the industry and want to improve your skills or get a promotion? Completion of this degree will equip you with specialized knowledge and practical competence, confirmed by a master’s degree in Criminology and Forensic Science.

The graduate program in Criminology and Forensic Science at UEHS focuses on conveying an in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the areas on which the work of a criminologist is based, such as psychology (forensic, penitentiary, suicidology), law (criminal, civil, police, fiscal, international) or homeland security. You will get acquainted with detailed issues of the methodology of crime measurement or tactics and procedures of investigation. Through elective courses, you will focus on subjects that particularly interest you. You will also take part in engaging internships, and also in first aid courses, to fully prepare you for professional development in the field of prevention and combating crime.

Criminology and forensic science – what sets us apart:

  • You will explore detailed issues in criminology and forensic science, while simultaneously acquiring extensive knowledge in related disciplines.
  • You will be taught fascinating techniques for conducting interrogations, examining trace evidence, and criminal profiling.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete your internship at a top anti-crime institution.
  • You will derive knowledge and passion from lecturers and practitioners who have been involved in criminology for years.
  • You will learn about specific career prospects for criminology graduates.
  • At our university you will study in an open, international environment (UEHS was recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland by the Perspektywy University Ranking)

Criminology and forensic science – what can you do after graduation?

Graduate studies in Criminology and Forensic Science at UEHS will prepare you to join and progress within uniformed services: police, border guard, customs, military police, or special forces, but also in the prison system. Graduates will also find employment in the broader justice system, e.g., as expert witnesses, probation officers, mediators, and as specialists in forensic laboratories. Also, work in public institutions and non-governmental organizations that deal with crime prevention or counter-pathology is another path of development. Having studied Criminology and Forensic Science, you will also have the competencies to provide detective services, protect people and property, and even work in investigative journalism.

This field of study recommends

This field of study recommends
dr hab. Grzegorz Gołębiowski, prof. AEH - lecturer at the Academy of Economics and Humanities, author of the widely read detective novel "The Debt of Blood" (published by Novae Res).

This program
is for you if:

You seek to work at or want to advance your position in crime-fighting organizations and structures.

You have a passion for solving complex cases and criminal puzzles and feel that you want to develop further develop your talents.

You want to contribute to the growth of social security and the development of modern investigative techniques.

Programme and structure of studies

Graduate
(master’s degree)

credits
120 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
they last
2 years (4 semesters)
concluded with obtaining
a master’s degree

The curriculum of the graduate program in Criminology and Forensic Science includes specialized topics in the major subjects and related fields, such as in-depth psychology, law, public security, and international relations. Graduates – having submitted a dissertation and passed a diploma examination – receive a master’s degree in Criminology and Forensic Science, along with competencies for further professional development in this area.

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

In the first year of study, students delve into specialized courses to gain theoretical and practical knowledge and learn the latest forensic methods and techniques relating to crimes of various types. They also participate in a master’s seminar in preparation for completing their thesis the next year.

SEMESTER I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
OHS 0 L 8/8
INTERNATIONAL PENAL LAW 3 D 30/16
PENAL-FISCAL LAW 3 L, T 45/24
ELEMENTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 3 L, T 45/24
FORENSIC SEXOLOGY 2 D 30/16
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN MATTERS OF INTERNAL SECURITY 3 D 30/16
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN FORENSICS 3 D 30/16
FORENSIC AND PENITENTIARY PSYCHOLOGY 3 L 30/16
Culture and ethics 5 L 30/16
MIGRATION MANAGEMENT / CRISIS MANAGEMENT 5 L, T 60/32
SEMESTER II
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 LEKT 30/16
POLICE LAW 3 L, T 45/24
CRIME MEASUREMENT METHODOLOGY 3 D 30/16
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF VIOLENCE / PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION 3 T 30/16
INTERROGATION TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES 3 WS 30/16
JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION 3 D 30/16
VICTIMOLOGY 3 L 30/16
PRISON SUBCULTURES 3 D 30/16
ECONOMIC CRIME PREVENTION 3 D 30/16
FIRST AID 1 T 8/8
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR 3 SEM 30/16

L – lectures; T – tutorials; D – discussions; WS – workshops LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – Seminar;

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

In the second year, students expand their specialized knowledge through dedicated courses and learn to apply it through workshops, laboratories, and internships. The master’s seminar consists of preparing a master’s thesis on a selected topic in the field of Criminology and Forensic Science.

SEMESTER III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 LEKT 30/16
CYBER SECURITY GEOPOLITICS / SECURITY INSTITUTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 WS 30/16
INVESTIGATION AND INQUIRY TACTICS 3 WS 30/16
MODERN TOOLS OF CRIMINAL ANALYSIS 3 LAB 30/16
CIVIL LAW IN EXPERT WITNESS WORK 3 L, T 45/24
METHODOLOGY OF WORK OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS' PARTICIPANTS 3 L, T 45/24
MISDEMEANOR LAW 3 D 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR 3 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP I 7 PR 180/180
SEMESTER IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
PERSONALITY ANALYSIS OF PERPETRATORS AND VICTIMS OF SEX CRIMES 3 L 30/16
SUICIDOLOGY 3 L 30/16
THREATS TO STATE SECURITY 3 D 30/16
HATE SPEECH AND HATE CRIME 2 D 30/16
COMBATING DRUG CRIME / COMBATING SEX CRIME 3 L, T 45/24
CRIME IN POLAND / FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY 4 L, T 60/24
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR AND PREPARATION FOR THE DIPLOMA EXAM 5 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP II 7 PR 180/180

L – lectures; T – tutorials; D – discussions; WS – workshops LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – Seminar; PR – practicum/internship

Tuition fees

Fixed tuition - flexible payments

By choosing to study at UEHS, you can be sure that the tuition fee will not change throughout the duration of your studies. You can pay the tuition fee once for the entire year of study or spread over a semester payment. This allows you to decide how you want to plan your expenses.

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Fees (academic year 2023/2024)

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  2500 € 1400 €

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  3500 € 1900 €

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU and other countries group
This group includes citizens of the countries member states of the European Union and the following countries citizens: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latin America, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Other countries
The citizens of all the remaining countries.

Scholarships - easier than you think

scholarship program

While studying at UEHS, you can take advantage of a wide range of financial support from the state budget and European funds, as well as benefit from special discounts with UEHS discount program

You can submit most scholarship applications quickly and easily through your online account.  

Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any student who obtained an average grade not lower than 4.5 in a academic year given.

In the academic year 2022/2023, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 350 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 525 /month to PLN 1025 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 600 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the Rector’s Scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Sports scholarships

A sports scholarship may be awarded to a student who excels in sport achievements at least national level. In addition we also encourage our students to take part in additional support programs- eg. the National Academic Representation.

Young sportsmen can count on financial support in the amount of PLN 600 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for sports scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Special scholarships for disabled people

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be awarded to a student who has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate, a ZUS certifying physician’s certificate, a disability group certificate or a certificate of permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm.

In the 2022/2023 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 150 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 1275 /month to PLN 1575 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a scholarship for people with disabilities is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Allowances

The allowance is a form of emergency financial assistance. Any student who found himself temporarily in a difficult life situation resulting from random events beyond the student’s control can apply for it.The allowance may be granted twice in one academic year, and the allowance is not granted twice for the same random event. Difficult life situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are an exception.

In 2021, we granted 40 allowances for a total of PLN 197,200. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 3,000 to PLN 5,000 at a time.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the allowance is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

This is what makes us different

2022/2023 academic year
355 Rector’s Scholarships
179 social scholarships
181 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019/2020 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020/2021 on scholarships
PLN 4,158,177.00 was spent in 2021/2022 on scholarships
PLN 7,829,950.00 was spent in 2022/2023 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5,44