Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology

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First date: 22/11/2019 to 29/05/2020
Second date: 30/05/2020 to 20/06/2020 (if there are places available)

55 places available

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"A dual degree to work in the criminological and forensic context"

What is the Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology?

The Dual Degree in Psychology and Criminology is aimed at all those individuals interested in studying human behavior, and specifically criminal behavior. You will be able to carry out tasks such as contributing to prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration of perpetrators of crimes; mediate in the resolution of conflicts; prepare expert reports in the fields of Criminal, Civil, Juvenile and Domestic Violence Law; develop protocols for crime prevention; intervene in prison contexts; schedule and carry out treatments with victims; know how to interpret police reports of forensic and forensic anthropology, and analyze the risks of cybersecurity. Studying for the Dual Degree in Psychology and Criminology will allow you to work while helping others to solve their problems and make the world a more just and supportive place.

This program allows you to obtain a dual degree in 5 years, which will enable you to apply psychological techniques in the Criminological and Forensic contexts, among other opportunities for employment. The Dual Degree in Psychology and Criminology trains psychologists with legal knowledge, providing them with excellent tools to intervene with victims and aggressors, to evaluate and treat people at risk of social exclusion or with antisocial trajectories, and to carry out psychological appraisals and to mediate in conflicts, among many other things.

These studies offer a large number of internships.

This program for the Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology and the Bachelor´s Degree in Criminology will allow you to train by carrying out supervised internships at a wide number of institutions, in the different aspects, and from different perspectives, of both Psychology and Criminology.

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With this Bachelor´s Degree, you will contribute to the transformation of society

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Important Dates

  • Classes begin on: September 7, 2020.
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    Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

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    • The Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology requires students mainly interested in Psychology, motivated to enlarge their technical, academic and ethical training, in order to face the spheres of problems, there are victims and perpetrators. The student profile is then that of a student wanting to deepen in Psychology and complementing it with Sociology, and Law, to explain furtherly the problems from different perspectives.


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    Course fees: € 1,395.24 plus nine monthly installments of € 682.86 each.

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    Office hours: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 h
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    Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills

    1st YEAR
    Annual Subjects
    Human Learning and Conditioning 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Christianity and Social Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    English Communication Skills 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Biological Foundations of Behaviour 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Psychology I 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    General Sociology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    1st Term
    History of Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Introduction to Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Basic Interview Skills Practice 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Written Expression Techniques 2.0 ECTS  
    2nd Term
    Foundations of Public Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Introduction to Criminology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Images of Human Beings in Film and Literature 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Personal Growth Workshop 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    2nd YEAR
    Annual Subjects
    English Communication Skills 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    1st Term
    Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Psychology II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychophysiology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychology of Personality 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Developmental Psychology: Infants and Adolescents 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Social Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Theory of Criminal Law and Crime 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Debate and Argument Techniques 2.0 ECTS  
    Learning and Service 1.0 ECTS  
    2nd Term
    Legal Consequences of Crime, Penitentiary Law and Criminal Procedure 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychological Evaluation I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Cultural and Community Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Developmental Psychology: Youth, adulthood and old age 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Cognitive-Behavioural Theory and Practice 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Theories of Criminality 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    3rd YEAR
    Annual Subjects
    English for Social Sciences 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    1st Term
    Anthropology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Family and Juvenile Law 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Criminal Law: Special Part I 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychological Evaluation II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Legal Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Memory, Attention and Perception 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    2nd Term
    Criminal Law: Special Part II 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Forms of crime 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Intervention with Minors 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Family and Couple Relationships 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Thought and Language 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Theory and Intervention in Humanistic Psychotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Theoretical and Clinical Psychoanalysis 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Ignatian Leadership 2.0 ECTS  
    4th YEAR
    Annual Subjects
    Legal English and English for Criminology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    1st Term
    Introduction to Psychopathology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Neuropsychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Criminal Policy and Restorative Justice 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Practicum I (Intervention) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Educational Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Victimology 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Entrepreneurship and Professional Development 2.0 ECTS  
    2nd Term
    Integrated Functions of the Mind 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Mediation and Conflict Resolution 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Forensic Police 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Research Internship 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Practicum II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Work and Organisational Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Clinical Psychopathology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    5th YEAR
    Annual Subjects
    Final Degree Project 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    1st Term
    Intervention in Exclusion Environments 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Criminal Profiles 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychological assessment 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Practicum III 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Cognitive Therapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    2nd Term
    Criminal Procedural Law 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Professional Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Psychology of Health 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Final Degree Project 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Electives (**) 12.0 ECTS  
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    Forensic Anthropology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Consecuencias jurídicas de la inimputabilidad 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Intervención en crisis y emergencias 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Testimony Psychology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Correctional psychology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Security and Networks 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
    Forensic Toxicology and Drug Consumption 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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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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    Start the university perfectly prepared

    Comillas Pontifical University will offer, for the seventeenth consecutive year and for those students who wish to begin their studies in the 2018-19 academic year, the opportunity to make their first contact with the university and its environment, and to get their foot in the door of the University for a successful start.

    Psicology and CAFYDE

    • From August 27 to 31 and from September 3 to 7
    • 35 hours
    • €340€
    • Cantoblanco Campus

    A offer for pre-university education made up of modules that you may select according to your needs and the studies that you have chosen. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge at the moment of starting your studies and to enter the university environment successfully in the most entertaining and educational way. A team of professors from the university is devoted to carrying out activities in a complete university environment.


    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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