About the course

Course content

The aim of the course is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge in the main field of criminology, with a special focus on assessment, prevention, intervention, and treatment within the fields of crime, substance abuse and mental illness. An additional aim is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge in research methodology and research ethics.

The course addresses the knowledge and the skills necessary for the student to be able to conduct and defend a degree project of high quality, which entails methodological, scientific and research ethical issues at an advanced level.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6, and passing grades on KA811E, KA913E, KA823E, KA922E and KA923E or equivalent (transferable credits).


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).