Security, Safety & Justice (LD)

Minor code: WM-Mi-099

How do we protect our society against terrorism? Can we secure the complex world of cyberspace? Are self-driving cars safe enough? Who is responsible if something goes wrong? How do we balance surveillance and privacy? The media pays attention to these questions with regard to safety, security and justice every day, so it is not surprising the topic deserves academic attention as well. This minor will provide you with the basic academic knowledge to understand the background of these questions better. The emphasis in the minor lies on the security element. The minor SSJ enables you to broaden your horizon regarding security-related topics in society.​​​​

For whom?

The minor is multidisciplinary in nature, and is taught by lecturers from both the Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs at Campus The Hague, and from the Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management of TU Delft. The courses take place in The Hague and Delft, respectively. When admitting students, priority will be given to bachelor students from Leiden University, TU Delft and a limited number of students from Erasmus University Rotterdam. If there are still places available, students from other universities will also be admitted. The minor enables students to broaden their horizon, working together on security-related topics with colleagues from other universities.

What will you learn?

The minor SSJ gives insight into security issues you read about in the newspaper: terrorist threats, criminality, integrated security and stability. Basic knowledge and research techniques are acquired centered around three themes: security, safety, and justice. The insights and analyses are applied to current topics, for example in the transport sector, critical infrastructure, and cyber security.

Course overview

The minor consists of 6 courses of 5 ECTS each and takes place during the first semester. The semester is divided into two blocks of eight weeks each. In every block, three courses are taught.

Keep in mind: Leiden University and TU Delft have different start and end dates of the quarters and semesters. This means an overlap between the different quarters, and that the courses from TU Delft go on until January, where the Leiden University courses already end in December.


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Contact details

Dr. K.L.L. van Nunen