International criminal justice is a relatively new field of teaching and research that has increasingly become the focus of academic education since the 1990s. Based on the many years of interdisciplinary teaching and research experience of the ICWC, and as part of a cooperation between the departments of law, history and cultural studies as well as social sciences and philosophy, an interdisciplinary and innovative master’s course "International criminal justice: law, history, Politics ”with a Master of Arts (MA) degree.

The four-semester master’s course “International Criminal Justice: Law, History, Politics” will be open to 15 students from all over the world per round. It is aimed at lawyers with the first legal examination as well as graduates of a bachelor's degree - or a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree - in the field of law, history, social sciences, philosophy, economics, media studies, psychology, regional sciences, geography , Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Archive and Documentation Studies and Translation Studies.



Proof of successful completion

- the first legal examination


- a relevant bachelor's degree in the field

  • law Sciences
  • History
  • Social sciences
  • philosophy
  • Economics
  • Media studies
  • psychology
  • Regional sciences
  • geography
  • Religious studies
  • Gender studies
  • Archive and Documentation Studies or Translation Studies
  • or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree.

Admission can be linked to the condition that additional course work and / or examinations of a maximum of 30 credit points are provided. In this case, the course can be extended accordingly.

In addition to the general and special admission requirements, participation in individual modules or module parts can be made dependent on the fulfillment of specific module admission requirements.


Proof of course-specific knowledge and skills:

Provide proof of knowledge of the English language at level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". If proof of language skills is not available by the application deadline, enrollment can be made on the condition that proof is provided by the time you re-register for the 2nd semester.


Admission mode and course-specific documents to be submitted:

Aptitude Assessment Procedure - You can find information on the aptitude assessment procedure via the link to the application below




Graduates of the master's program "International Criminal Justice: Law, History, Politics" will enter the labor market with well-founded and interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as with specialist, methodological, social and personal skills that are in demand in numerous professional fields, including in particular :

  • International and internationalized dishes
  • National and international organizations to fight international and transnational crime
  • Other national and international institutions in related fields (e.g. human rights, transitional justice)
  • Foreign ministries, justice ministries, interior ministries, defense ministries, parliaments
  • International and national non-governmental organizations, think tanks and foundations
  • Museums, memorials, archives, documentation centers
  • Media, public relations, journalism
  • Publishers (e.g. as an editor)
  • Science (universities, research institutions)

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