Security, Safety & Justice, 2016-2017

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.
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.
To provide this broad spectrum of knowledge to students TU Delft and Leiden University set up a cooperation. Leiden University primarily contributes with knowledge from the fields of public administration and legal and antiterrorism studies. TU Delft contributes in the areas of risk analysis and risk management, technology assessment, and system analyses.

Objectives

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.

After completion of the minor, students will be able to:

i) Recognize safety, security and justice aspects in contemporary issues, and be able to synthesize scientific arguments for their presence.
ii) Form an opinion on SSJ issues, which is grounded in scientific analysis and argumentation.
iii) Apply basic analytical techniques to contemporary SSJ issues. These techniques include: system analysis, risk analysis and perpetrator analysis.
iv) Assess the value of scientific publications and use them in the analysis of SSJ issues, and be able to find publications that give deeper insight in these contemporary issues.
v) Recognize the role that SSJ issues have in their own study major, describe this role and explain it to others.

Program 2016-2017

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.

Start seminar

The start of the minor consists of a three day seminar in the last week of August. Students attend guest lectures which are provided by security professionals, and all lecturers present their courses.

Goals and target audience

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.

Questions about the program

Studieadviseur Bachelor Bestuurskunde
Coördinator dr. Joery Matthys

Registration

How to registrate for this minor? See the document on the right side of this page

Schedule

To be announced

Extra information

All SSJ courses are taught in English. Please check the individual course descriptions for more information.

Registration, contact and practical information

Registration for the minor and registration as a guest student

Students from Leiden University can register for the minor SSJ, via U-Sis from 1 May 2016 until 1 August 2016
It is not possible to follow only one course, as the minor is a consistent package of courses designed to help you build your knowledge in a logical and connected order.
Students from Leiden University :
• Register for the minor in uSis via Usis 6000MSSJN from 1 May up to 1 August 2016: Admission, registration and enrolment
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2016-2017 at Leiden University before 1 September! Without an active student registration at your home university before 1 September 2016 it is NOT possible to participate in the minor!
• Register as a guest student at TU Delft before 1 September 2016 through Studielink. There will be a print-screen available on the minorsite of TU Delft with instructions: http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minors-for-external-students/. For questions e-mail to: minors@tudelft.nl.
• Please note that without a registration as a guest student at TU Delft it is NOT possible to participate in the minor.

TU Delft students
• Register your minor preferences via Osiris TU Delft from 1 May up until 31 May 2016: http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minor-enrolment/
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2016-2017 at TU Delft before 1 September 2016! Without an active student registration at your home university before 1 September 2016 it is NOT possible to participate in the minor!
• You will be registered as a contract-/guest student at Leiden University by the exchange of your personal data from TU Delft to Leiden University. You do not need to undertake action yourself.

EUR students
• Apply for the minor during the application period 1 May up until 31 May 2016 via Leiden University OR via TU Delft:
via TU Delft: first you have to register in Studielink and then you will have to fill in and send the online application form on the TU Delft minorsite (available from 1 May up until 31 May):
http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minors-for-external-students/. For questions you can e-mail to: minors@tudelft.nl.
via Leiden University: you have to fill in and send the online application form that is available on the Leiden minorsite from 1 May up until 31 May 2016: http://education.leiden.edu/education/nieuw-minoren.html.
• After 31 May you can still apply via Leiden University but you will then only be accepted if there are spots left after the registration period for TU Delft and Leiden University students has ended (= after 15 August 2016). To apply after 31 May you can contact the study advisor miss Tineke Choi directly: studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl. You will receive further instructions from her.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2016-2017 at EUR before 1 September! Without an active student registration at your home university before 1 September 2016 it is NOT possible to participate in the minor!
• EUR students who have applied via TU Delft: you will be registered as a guest student at TU Delft on the basis of your Studielink registration. You will be registered as a contract-/guest student at Leiden University by the exchange of your personal data from EUR to Leiden University. In this case, you do not need to undertake action yourself.
• EUR students who have applied via Leiden University: you will be registered as a contract-/guest student at Leiden University on the basis of the online application form (until 31 May 2016) or after following the instructions of the study advisor (after 31 May 2016). You need to register as a guest student at TU Delft before 1 September 2016 through Studielink. There will be a print-screen available on the minorsite of TU Delft with instructions: http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minors-for-external-students/. For questions e-mail to: minors@tudelft.nl.

Other external students:
• HBO student applications are at this point in time not accepted.
• Other external students can apply either via TU Delft or via Leiden University and have to follow the procedure for external students:
via TU Delft: external students can only apply from 1 May up until 31 May 2016. First you have to register in Studielink and then you have to fill in and send the online application form on the TU Delft minorsite (available from 1 May up until 31 May):
http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minors-for-external-students/.
You can send questions to minors@tudelft.nl.
via Leiden University: external students can apply from 1 May up to 1 August 2016 by contacting the study advisor miss Tineke Choi directly: studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl. You will receive further instructions from her.
• Regardless of whether you apply via TU Delft or Leiden University: TU Delft, Leiden University and EUR students always have priority over other external students. You will be notified about your placement after 15 August (TU Delft) or in August 2016 (Leiden University).
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2016-2017 at your home university before 1 September! You will need a proof of payment tuition fee (“BBC”) from your home university in order to be registered as a guest student at both TU Delft and Leiden University.
• External students who have applied via TU Delft: you will be registered as a guest student at TU Delft on the basis of your Studielink registration. You will be registered as a contract-/guest student at Leiden University by contacting the study advisor miss Tineke Choi directly: studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl. You will receive further instructions from her.
• External students who have applied via Leiden University: you will be registered as a guest student at Leiden University on the basis of the instructions of the study advisor. You need to register as a guest student at TU Delft before 1 September 2016 through Studielink. There will be a print-screen available on the minorsite of TU Delft with instructions: http://studenten.tudelft.nl/en/students/education/minors/minors-for-external-students/. It would be best for students to also contact minors@tudelft.nl, and inform them that they are external students.

Contact

For your questions about registration at TU Delft: contact minors@tudelft.nl
For your questions about registration at Leiden University: TU Delft and EUR students (who have applied in May 2016) can contact the Studielijn: viastudielijn@leidenuniv.nl. or 071 – 527 1111
Check: Admission, registration and enrolment
Other students can contact the study advisor miss Tineke Choi: studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Other questions:
Studieadviseur Bachelor Bestuurskunde
Coördinator dr. Joery Matthys

Location and schedule

The SSJ minor courses will take place at Campus The Hague and Delft University of Technology, in different locations. Courses at the same location will be scheduled on the same day. Attendance is mandatory for all lectures. More information on this can be found in the course-specific information.

Extra information

All SSJ courses are taught in English. Please check the individual course descriptions for more information.

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