University-type non-public HEI
Criminal Justice
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
6350 PLN
Degree awarded: 
Master’s degree (graduate; Magister)
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Day of semester start: 
Thursday, 1 October, 2020
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Fill in an Application Form

  • Pay the application fee
  • Send the application form and required documents by regular post or via email 
  • Outcome of the assessment. Within 5 days you will receive information concerning the outcome of your application through the Collegium Civitas on-line admissions platform.
  • Payment of the tuition fee
  • Reception of the official Acceptance Letter. 
  • Arrival in Warsaw. Once in Warsaw, please bring the originals of your application documents. 

More details about the recruitment process visit our website.


In response to a growing interest in criminology as well as Polish and English criminal justice system, this innovative 2-year Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice provides an opportunity for students, or criminal justice professionals, to acquire sophisticated criminological knowledge and critically engage with current debates within criminology that impact upon the functioning of the criminal justice systems in many countries. This course will draw upon cutting-edge, internationally recognised research and equip students with the advanced understanding of crime, punishment and its alternatives, the workings of the criminal justice system and the delivery of criminal justice policies. In studying this discipline at postgraduate level students will also broaden their skills in research design and undertake original and empirical criminological research.
On completion of this programme, students will be able apply modern criminological knowledge and influence policies, practice of responding to crime in its international dimension.

Other skills:

to conduct independent empirical research
to write coherent, well-structured papers
to prepare and present research findings, policy/practice recommendations in a creative and innovative manner

The course is designed to enhance your career prospects in various fields (including academic career) that aim to understand the functioning of the Polish/English criminal justice system and the policies that shape its nature and dynamics.

The goal of the course is to strengthen students’ employability in the following fields:

Domestic criminal justice institutions such as police, courts, prosecution, probation, prison service, as well as social services and NGOs
International institutions and organisations that look at criminological issues (e.g. Interpol, Europol, CEPOL, Amnesty International, Transparency International, UN Office of Drugs and Crime, International Criminal Court)

Moreover, we offer Criminal Justice (double degree with Anglia Ruskin University) - more details about studies visit our website.

Collegium Civitas Admissions Office
phone: +48 508 929 652
email: admissions@civitas.edu.pl
room 1210, Palace of Culture and Science, 12th floor
1 Defilad Square, 00-901 Warsaw