09 LAW, CRIMINOLOGY
Study programmes include topics such as Criminology | Criminalistics | Security
About the programmes
You’ll learn about the theory of criminal law, and examine issues such as crime and gender, restorative justice, criminal justice, global crime problems, human rights, and socio-legal methods and theory. You’ll also study more specific aspects of criminal law such as homicide, mentally disordered offenders, the death penalty in law, legal responses to terrorism, sentencing, and victimization and victim policy.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and personal tutorials, practical sessions, guest speakers. This is all arranged in correlation with lectures/professors. You will also spend a significant amount of time in doing personal study.
Lectures are given in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. For exchange students it is possible to organize special consultations in English regarding their work, research, exams, paper work or mentorship. You have to check with the Faculty’s coordinator before applying for this institution.
Assessment is by courseware, classroom tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork, individual work and communication skills are assessed through design group studies and reports as well as presentations. Practical work is also a part of the examinations.
Degree and qualifications
The first cycle lasts 3-4 years of study (total of 180-240 ECTS) in order to obtain the degree of Bachelor.
The second cycle lasts 1-2 years of study (total of 60-120 ECTS) and leads to a Master degree.
The third cycle lasts 3 years of study (total of 180 ECTS) in order to obtain a PhD degree.
Employers value experience, also there is a range of paid and voluntary work opportunities, including work with offenders, criminal justice agencies and victims of crime. The Social work and community education departments also offer relevant opportunities. Jobs directly related to your degree: community development worker, police officer, probation officer, social worker, prison officer, solicitor. You can probably additionally offer practical skills such as knowledge of computing packages or foreign languages.
Programmes are taught at:
FACULTY OF CRIMINALISTICS, CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES
Address: Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71000 Sarajevo
Phone: +387 33 561 201
Fax: +387 33 561 216