Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE does not offer this degree as an individual qualification, but as a dual degree combined with a second degree.
The Bachelor's Degree in Criminology responds to the growing awareness of citizenship with regard to security and crime prevention. We train criminologists able to comprehensively address the causes and consequences of criminal activity, including its legal and statutory regulation and aspects such as the prevention of violent environments and the promotion of tolerance and quality of life.
Criminologists carry out a wide range of professional functions which have a direct impact on the development of people and the quality of life of community life and social well-being, within an ever-changing environment and in cooperation with other professional profiles from legal and social sciences.
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.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
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.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.:+34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
Timetables and Exam Calendars are available on Dual Degrees programs websites
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.