Freestanding course, Master’s level
15 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
8 November 2021 - 14 January 2022
Applications open 15 March

About the course

Course content

The course is divided in two partly overlapping sections with a focus in the first on evaluation methodology, where different evaluation approaches and evaluation designs will be introduced. Several examples of classic evaluations are assessed for both their design and execution, including evaluations of treatment and care programs, interventions, projects, and organizational change. The emphasis is on designs and methodologies that are practical and applicable in criminological relevant organizations, such as the health care services, social services, forensic psychiatry, prison and probation services, and the police.

In the second section the focus shifts to the theoretical and empirical foundations of contemporary crime prevention strategies, preventive measures, treatment and care programs, and their practical application. Definitions of relevant concepts and their interconnected relations will be discussed and exemplified with national and international research.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a summary course evaluation is conducted at the end of the course. The coordinator will relay these results to the students at a prearranged time. Notes from the feedback are made available to the course's students and feedback is given to the students who will start the course in the next course session, and made available on the course website.