Questions of conflict, risk, and safety are everywhere in the modern world. Why do people display criminal behaviour, like cybercrime? Why do civilians fail to accurately estimate the risk of flooding, fire, or disease? How can we effectively resolve workplace conflicts?

This specialisation focuses on threats to citizens’ physical, psychological, and social safety. Combining theoretical knowledge with practical application, with an emphasis on new technologies, the programme is organised around three key themes: conflict and crisis management, risk perception and communication, and explaining and dealing with risky, antisocial, and criminal behaviour. You will develop a solid foundation in social psychology, while also embracing clinical, cognitive, and organisational psychologies. You will also learn how to design hands-on, contemporary interventions and advise agencies on assessing risks within their companies. All in all, this specialisation will teach you all you need to know about managing conflict, risk, and safety in the 21st-century. 

The master track CRS consists of four obligatory courses (20EC) and one elective course (5EC). The track will be completed with a Master Thesis and Internship (35EC). The Internship (10EC) is optional.  When an Internship is possible the student conducts a Master Thesis of 25EC. When a student does not go on an Internship a Master Thesis of 35EC is conducted.


Semester 1

Semester 2

Quartile 1A

Quartile 1B

Quartile 2A

Quartile 2B

5 EC

Group Dynamics and Interventions

5 EC

Advanced Research Methods for CRS


5 EC

Psychology and Crime


5 EC

Risk and Leadership in Societal Technological Contexts 

35 EC

Master Thesis and (if applicable) Internship 

5 EC

Elective Course 1 out of 3:

- Learning and Instruction

- Cognition and Technical Systems: Intelligent systems

- Design of Persuasive Health Technology

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