Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work

The first dual degree for education and training in Spain that combines Criminology with Social Work.

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22/11/2019 - 30/06/2020

60 places available

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Open days: 21/03/2020

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5 years / 376,5 ECTS

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"Prevention of crime, quality of life, care for victims"

What is the Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work?

The Dual Degree in Criminology and Social Work is the first dual degree for education and training in Spain that combines the Bachelor´s Degree in Criminology with the Bachelor´s Degree in Social Work. Studying for the Dual Degree in Crimonology and Social Work will allow you to professionally tackle aspects of criminal psychology such as Crime Prevention, Quality of Life, Care for Victims and the Promotion of Tolerance and Diversity, going beyond the struggle against crime and its legal norms and regulations.

In a society increasingly sensitized to citizen security, the studies in Criminology open up opportunities in a growing and developing field in the area of Social Intervention.

Criminology presents a growing field of opportunities

It is necessary to have trained professionals to perform detection and evaluation tasks in situations of risk and distress; orientation and attention to victims; mediation between victims and aggressors; management of multi-professional and interdisciplinary teams; intervention design, both preventive and restitutive of damages, and family and community intervention to generate situations of security and welfare.

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Admissions Process


Visit the Faculty in which these studies are offered on University Open Day. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information. Comillas CIHS Open Days will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10: 00h. For further information see Open Days.

Apply for admission. The process starts via the web, once the candidate has decided on the degree which will be studied, once the candidate has decided on the degree which will be studied. There you'll find all the information you need. The deadline for submitting applications is from November 22, 2019 to June 30, 2020. If you wish, you may apply for scholarships and grants from the University at the same time as applying for admission.

Sit for the Admission Exam. The entrance exams Admission will be held on February 27, April 30, May 25, June 15 and July 15, 2020. Exams Admission consist of conducting a personal interview with a professor of one of the courses, which is aimed at exploring their motivations to choose this career and in which the applicant's academic record is analysed and discussed, as well as a short written essay. The selection criteria that are assessed for admission are: the overall average of the academic transcript (60%), the personal interview given by the candidate (30%), the written essay (10%).

Notifications and legal requirements for university access. At the end of May, candidates will be notified concerning the decision on admission to the studies for which the application was made. Having been admitted does not exempt candidates from proving that they meet the legal requirements for access to the university. Fulfilling these requirements is a step necessary to begin studies at the university.

Complete the registration process. Once admitted, the student must complete the registration process. The procedure is initiated via the web, but it is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation to the General Registrar's Office before the end of June. Classes begin on the first Monday of September.


Important Dates

  • Submission of applications: November 22, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • Open Day: March 21, 2020 at 10:00 h.
  • Information Sessions: April 24, June 19, 2020.
  • Classes begin on: September 1, 2020.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

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  • 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.


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1,409.46 plus nine monthly installments of € 584.04 each.

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Information and Student Welcome Office

C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid

Tel.: 91 540 61 32 - Fax: 91 559 65 69


Office hours: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 h
Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 17:30


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Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills

1st YEAR
Annual Subjects
Fundamentals of Basic Psychology and Development 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methods I 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Sociology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
1st Term
Social Economics 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Criminology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Social Work 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Written Communication Techniques 1.5 ECTS  
2nd Term
Social Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of Public Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basics of the Social Work 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Theories of Criminality 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Debate and Argument Techniques 1.5 ECTS  
2nd YEAR
Annual Subjects
Christianity and Social Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work Methodology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Social Services 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
1st Term
Anthropology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Family and Juvenile Law 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methods II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Theory of Criminal Law and Crime 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Personal Skills I 1.5 ECTS  
Learning and Service 1.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Therapeutic Communication and Relations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Legal Consequences of Crime, Penitentiary Law and Criminal Procedure 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Anthropological Fundamentals of Psychology 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Intervention Models 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Reality Observatory 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rd YEAR
Annual Subjects
English for Social Sciences 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Individual and Family Social Work 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
1st Term
Criminal Law: Special Part I 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Planificacion y Evaluacion de programas sociales 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Servicios Sociales de Atención Especializada 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Criminal Sociology and Penitentiary Systems 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Research Techniques 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Trabajo Social y Salud Pública 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Criminal Law: Special Part II 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Forms of crime 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Legal Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work with Minors 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR (It is not taught until the 2020-2021 academic year)
Annual Subjects
Group and Community Social Work 9.0 ECTS  
Practicum II 12.0 ECTS  
Legal English and English for Criminology 6.0 ECTS  
1st Term
Poverty and Exclusion 4.5 ECTS  
Mediation and Conflict Resolution 6.0 ECTS  
Treatment and intervention with criminals 6.0 ECTS  
Criminal Policy and Restorative Justice 6.0 ECTS  
Ignatian Leadership 2.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Social Policy 6.0 ECTS  
Social Organisation Management 4.5 ECTS  
Victimology 4.5 ECTS  
Criminal Profiles 6.0 ECTS  
Criminal Procedural Law 4.5 ECTS  
5th YEAR (It is not taught until the 2021-2022 academic year)
Annual Subjects
Practicum III 12.0 ECTS  
Final Degree Project (Criminology) 6.0 ECTS  
1st Term
Professional Ethics 6.0 ECTS  
Electives (4) 16.5 ECTS  
2nd Term
Final Degree Project (Social Work) 9.0 ECTS  
Electives (4) 15.0 ECTS  
Forensic Police 4.5 ECTS  
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Forensic Toxicology and Drug Consumption 3.0 ECTS  
Ethnic and Cultural Discrimination 4.5 ECTS  
Comprehensive Intervention in Gender Violence 4.5 ECTS  
Protection of elderly and dependent 4.5 ECTS  
Specialized Social Services in the Judicial Field 3.0 ECTS  
Forensic Social Work 3.0 ECTS  
Social Assessments 3.0 ECTS  
Public Policies on Crime Prevention 4.5 ECTS  
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International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.

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Comprehensive and Professional Training


One of the fundamental objectives of the university is to provide a well-rounded education for students throughout their Undergraduate Studies. For this purpose, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Comillas CIHS) has incorporated two diplomas for personal and professional development into its programs, adapted to the real needs of the students, and framed within the rest of activities aimed at comprehensive training: The Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies and the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills.


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