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Security, Safety & Justice

The minor Security, Safety & Justice (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.

Is this the right minor for you?

The knowledge base that this minor offers to analyse security-related topics is multidisciplinary, and centres around three broad academic themes, which are connected to specific academic fields:

  • Security

  • Safety

  • Justice

Security covers a broad range of research fields encompassing criminology, antiterrorism studies, and security management; the safety theme contributes via insights from risk management; and justice provides important concepts from legal studies, history and philosophy. Knowledge of essential concepts from all of these fields is necessary to understand and analyse today’s security and safety issues. This unique blend of knowledge from social and technical sciences allows students of the minor SSJ to address and analyse current-day security-related topics.

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.

Dr.mr. Eamon Aloyo

Assistant Professor

Dr.mr. Eamon Aloyo

“Jointly run by Leiden University and TU Delft, the SSJ minor draws on the strengths of both universities to provide a unique combination of technical and social science skills that will encourage you to engage with cutting edge research and enduring questions about important potential tradeoffs between various conceptions of justice, security, and safety.”

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