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Admission and selection criteria
The application procedure for IMARC programme 2019-2021 is closed.
Please contact us through the contact form or email your personal information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you informed about the programme, including admission details and deadlines.
Admissions are dealt with centrally at Rotterdam for all three Universities.
Students are only eligible to enter the selection process if they hold one of the following degrees:
- a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology;
- a Bachelor’s degree in one of the other Social Sciences or Humanities or Law on the condition that the holder a) can demonstrate knowledge of questions of deviance and social control, and b) can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- All applicants are required to write a letter of motivation, on which basis a selection is made, with relevant diploma(s) and list of grades including a description of the grading system.
- Students are asked to indicate their first and second preference for a track at one of three universities. Allocation of students depends on preferences as well as available spots per university. All students need to choose at least two different European universities in total. The university you study will execute a degree, so you will have –at least- two degrees.
- All applicants are required to send information on their prior/current education (in your CV):
- name bachelor degree obtained/to obtain
- educational institution, location, country of prior/current education
- if applicable the specialisation, major and/or minor
- start date and duration of the prior/current education
For holders of a Bachelor’s diploma in Social Sciences or Humanities or Law, the candidates knowledge of research methods is assessed based on courses description of completed Bachelor courses, according to the following criteria:
Qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the strengths, limitations and ethical concerns of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of formulating theoretically and empirically embedded research questions.
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of different research designs and research methods that are appropriate for answering different research questions.
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of and basic skills in analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
- Demonstrate basic experience in formulating a theoretically and empirically embedded scientific argument.
- Demonstrate knowledge of questions of deviance and social control
To assess this, we ask you to motivate how your courses cover the above. For both categories, we require 15 ECTS as sufficient knowledge. For this we use the average standard of our partner universities, being 1 ECTS for approximately 25 study hours. Please motivate your own courses/ECTS and send us your motivation on how the courses meet the criteria on deviance and social control and research criteria. For the latter, make a distinction between qualitative and quantitative courses.
All students wishing to apply for the IMARC Programme must show evidence of proficiency in English. This should take the form of:
- a minimum IELTS (International English Testing System; https://www.ielts.org/) a minimum score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or
- a minimum TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language; https://www.ets.org/toefl) scores of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 22 in R; 21 in W; 17 in L; 20 in S;
- IELTS and TOEFL test results must not be older than two years. Institutional TOEFL test scores are not accepted.
Exemptions to the English proficiency test are:
- Native English speakers (countries in which English is an official language) and/or students with a degree in English taught secondary education or a first degree or higher degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction;
- Students with a Dutch pre-university diploma;
- Students holding a diploma of secondary education awarded by (an educational institution that is recognised by) the Flemish community;
- Students with an English taught Bachelor’s diploma;
- •Students with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
- Students who have passed University of Cambridge exams, Proficiency (CPE) or Advanced (CAE);
- Students who have passed Advanced Placement International English Language examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 4 points.
- EEA students: €4,500 euro per year
- Non-EEA students: €9,000 euro per year
Students must provide written proof of insurance policy to cover medical expenses, illness or death, transportation back to the applicant home country in case of a serious accident, as well as to cover any consequences of third Party civil liability.
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