Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology

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Course 2022-2023:
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Course 2023-2024:
Starting on October 1, 2022

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5 years / 378 ECTS

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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 dual degree, you will contribute to the transformation of society.

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Admissions Process


You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.

Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.

You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.

Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar´s Office before the end of June.

The Pre-University Campus, is designed for those students who wish to facilitate a smooth beginning as they start their University life. It takes place at the end of August.

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Important Dates


Submission of applications:
Course 2022-2023:
Admissions Closed
Course 2023-2024:
Starting on October 1, 2022

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Admission Exams:
- April 25 to 29, 2022
- May 09 to 13, 2022

Admission exams format
In-person (face-to-face) on the Cantoblanco Campus.

Classes start in early September.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

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  • The Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology is suited for students, mainly interested in Psychology, motivated to enlarge their technical, academic and ethical training, in order to become involved in different spheres of action...and in social problems, where there are victims and perpetrators. The student profile is then that of students seeking to deepen their knowledge in Psychology and complementing it with Sociology, and Law, to explain further a wide range of problems from different perspectives.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1,518.13 plus nine monthly installments of € 742.54 each.

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

1st YEAR
Annual Courses
Human Learning and Conditioning 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Christianity and Social Ethics 6.0 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
English Communication Skills 12.0 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 Communication Techniques 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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 Courses
English Communication Skills 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Learning and Service 3.0 ECTS  
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 ICO/DESCARGA
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 Courses
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 ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR
Annual Courses
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
Emprendimiento y desarrollo profesional 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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
Work and Organisational Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Psychopathology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
5th YEAR
Annual Courses
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
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
Legal Consequences Of Unimputability 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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Start the university perfectly prepared

Comillas Pontifical University will offer, for those students who wish to begin their studies in the next 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.

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  • From August 25 to 31
  • 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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Since their foundation, the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Theology and Canon Law at the Comillas Pontifical University have had the vocation of promoting Humanism and Diversity. They are defined by their will to educate and train people, capable of taking thought and ideas to the highest levels, giving them the precise skills to be useful individuals and improve the life of the complex world in which we live.



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