This program is the first training innovation in Spain which combines Criminology and Social Work. We train complete and global professionals, covering professional aspects such as crime prevention, quality of life, victim assistance, emphasizing tolerance and diversity and going beyond the fight against crime and its legal and legislative regulation.
The Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work pursues a broad range of contributions to a society ever more sensitive to citizen safety, not only in the professional spheres that respond to criminal activity but also in the new professional spheres of prevention ,research, planning and consultation.
The professional exercise of Criminology is becoming increasingly developed in the area of social intervention. It is necessary to have professionals with the skills to detect and evaluate situations of risk and distress, to perform the tasks of orientation and victim support, mediation between victims and perpetrators, management of multi-professional and interdisciplinary teams to design preventive and restituitive intervention and family and community intervention to generate dynamics of security and well-being.
Duration: 5 years
Timetable: Full-time study.
Open days: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 10:00 h in Cantoblanco
Financial information: Course fees: €1,230.48 plus nine monthly installments of €510.48 each.
Places for new admissions: 60
Submission of applications: January 9th to June 30th, 2017.
The Dual Degree in Criminology and Social Work correlates to a global and comprehensive perspective of human security, centered not only in crime, but in people. It involves aspects such as violence prevention, fostering quality of life and tolerance, or direct work with victims and offenders.
This career trains experts to board circumstances such as detecting risky and helpless situations, preventive work, guidance and victims´ assistance, mediation among victims and offenders, support and follow up penal measures, intervention for offenders´ re-insertion, research on cause-effect of crime, and coordination/management of interdisciplinary teams.
For this reason, students of the Dual Degree in Criminology and Social Work must be interested in research, prevention of criminal activities; as well as motivated towards security and wellbeing of people, not only to legislation and crime control.
Students should be people and service oriented, have good communication/interpersonal skills, be analytical, competent, and committed to his/her job. At the same time autonomy, initiative, critical thinking, and team work are highly encouraged.
Specialists from Professional Training Programs (in Integration and Sociocultural Animation) interested in professional development in areas linked to crime prevention and intervention, for example: abuse, violence and bullying, human trafficking, or penitentiary field, may also pursue this dual degree.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Admissions tests will be held between April 17 and May 10, 2017.
The admissions tests consist of a personal interview with a lecturer, a short written essay on the candidate's motivations for studying Criminology and Social Work (or any other Degree) , and an English test to allocate students into groups, according to their level. The interviewer will explore the candidate's motivations for choosing this major, while review and discuss the applicant's academic record. To be admitted, the candidate should at least score an A2 level (European frame of reference for languages).
60% academic record,
Each application is evaluated by the Admissions Committee of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, whose Board is: Dean, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Head of Studies, and interviewing professors. The Committee reports to the Dean, who finally admits the student.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
The Double Degree in Criminology and Social Work combines two independent degree programs, and is taught over 5 years. The curriculum covers 376.5 ECTS credits and each of the five academic years has an average workload of 75.30 credits.
The Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work trains full professionals, with the following skills and competencies for professional activity:
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Masters related to the Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work:
Students will carry out external work experience two mornings per week from the second year (450 hours in total). In the first year they study a workshop module where active social workers introduce them to the different fields of professional practice.
During your university training in social work, you will have the opportunity to study a semester or a whole year at one of the universities in the USA, Europe or Latin America,with which we have established specific social work-related partnerships. You will also have the chance to complete an internship during your time abroad.
We also offer the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, International Concentration, which you can choose to study simultaneously during your 3rd and 4th year, and for which you will receive an official diploma from the Comillas Pontifical University.
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Other programmes related to the Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology are the:
During the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, students will complete an external internship two mornings a week, starting in Third Year (a total of 450 hours).
In Second Year of the Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work, there is a module in the form of a workshop where practising social workers provide an introduction to the different areas of professional practice.
For more information on the internships included in the Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work, see our website at http://www.chs.comillas.edu/es/practicum-trabajo-social.