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Not offered as an individual program.
Duration: Four years.
Estudy in C. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 3-5
March 11, 2017 at 10:00h
January 27, 2017 at 17:00h
Credits 240 ECTS
Comillas does not offer this degree as an individual program, but rather in dual format combining a second Bachelor's Degree.
The Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at Comillas answers to the growing sensitivity among citizens towards security and the prevention of crime. We produce criminologists who are capable of comprehensively addressing the causes and consequences of crime, from law and regulation controls, to factors including the prevention of violent situations, controlling fear, and fostering tolerance and quality of life.
Criminologists engage in an extensive range of professional duties that directly impact on the development of people, the quality of community life and social welfare, and are constantly exchanging and interacting with other professional social science and legal profiles.
Timetables: Full-time study.
Open Days: Saturday 11 March 2017 at 10:00 on Cantoblanco campus
The Bachelor's Degree in Criminology responds to a global and integral perspective on human security, focused not only on crime, but also on people, including aspects such as the prevention of violence, fostering quality of life and tolerance, and working directly with victims and offenders.
The degree trains professionals who are capable of dealing with aspects including the detection of situations of risk and helplessness, prevention work, victim focus and care, mediation between victims and offenders, assisting and monitoring judicial measures, participating in offender rehabilitation programs, investigating the causes and consequences of crime, and coordinating and managing multi-professional teams.
As such, students on the Bachelor's Degree in Criminology will be professionally directed towards the field of investigation, prevention and intervention regarding criminal situations, as well as being largely motivated and geared towards the safety and well-being of people, in terms of the law and control of criminal offence.
They should have a desire to work in service, be motivated by people and have the skills to communicate and form interpersonal relationships. They should also possess critical analysis and reflection abilities, be able to work independently and on their own initiative, be committed to their work, and have the skills and motivation to work in teams.
Professionals of Advanced Vocational Training Programs in Social Integration and Sociocultural Activities, who want to study Advanced university studies and want to work in areas relating to the prevention of and intervention in crimes, for example, abuse, academic-related violence and harassment, human trafficking, or relating to penitentiaries, can also access this degree.
Completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course in the Spanish Education System or in another declared equivalent, as well as successful completion of the university admissions test.
Holders of Advanced Professional Training certificates/diplomas.
Students from foreign education systems:
In education systems of EU member States or of other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in order to mutually recognize completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course, students holding the European Baccalaureate or those holding the International Baccalaureate Diploma must accredit compliance with admission requirements by obtaining the accreditation from the National University for Distance Education (UNED).
Education systems from NON-EU member states or where there are no international agreements signed to recognize completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course must accredit compliance with admission requirements by obtaining the Official accreditation of completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course.
Other forms of admission to the Spanish University System: see Royal Decree 412/2014, dated 6 June, which defines the basic regulations of the admission procedures to official university Bachelor's Degree studies.
The admissions tests comprise a personal interview with a lecturer on the degree, in which the applicants' motivations for choosing the degree will be explored and their academic records reviewed and discussed, as well as submission of a short written essay.
In order to be accepted as a student, applicants must have an A2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants will sit an English exam in order to be assigned a level for the English modules of the degree.
The admissions criteria that are assessed for admissions purposes are:
The average grade of the academic record (60%).
Personal interview with the applicant (30%).
Written essay (10%).
Each application is presented and jointly assessed by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which comprises the following members: The Dean, Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, Heads of Studies, and the interviewing lecturers. The Committee notifies the Dean of its decision who, in turn, grants admission to students.
Students who want to pursue careers in areas of intervention, investigation and prevention in crime-related situations, who are interested in the safety and well-being of people, and who are concerned about injustice and suffering.
They must have a desire to work in service and possess critical analysis and reflection abilities, as well as communication and interpersonal skills. They must also able to work independently and on their own initiative, be intellectually curious and motivated by academic excellence and learning.
Criminology graduates are all-round professionals in the field of security and crime, with the skills to have direct contact with victims and offenders, to produce and propose strategies, policies and programs, to develop prevention activities, to assess and evaluate risk situations and to monitor sentences, as well as to investigate, mediate, conciliate and remedy wrongs.
In particular, the aim is that graduates are able to work in multidisciplinary teams, have strong ethical commitment and are proactive when faced with work and professional challenges.