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4 academic years

3.120/ EU Citizens

3.835/ Non-EU Citizens

Faculty of Business and Legal Studies
Student Profile 

The Criminology Degree offers an excellent curriculum to those who wish to participate in the fascinating search for answers to sensitive questions regarding the criminal elements of today’s society. We are looking for individuals who are eager to develop their personal, teamwork, leadership and decision-making skills, thoughtful people who are capable of analysing one situation from a variety of perspectives in order to find solutions, resourceful people who are willing to develop their communication skills. This new Degree, in keeping with the most prestigious university programs in the world, provides the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary perspective, essential for a professional career focussed on emerging security and criminology occupations either in the public or the private sector. If you believe Criminology to be a fundamental necessity, that forensic sciences play a crucial part in the citizens’ personal security and in the safe operation of institutions, and that the provision of quality training for professionals are essential values that should govern our society, the Criminology Degree will allow you to be at the forefront of change for a better world.


D. José María Caballero

D. José María Caballero

Vice Dean of the Criminology Course

The Criminology Degree is a degree course that has reached a high level of development in recent years, partly due to the great complexity of criminal activity, the way in which this manifests itself, and the concern it causes in the population. This, as a result, raises the need, within different social and professional spheres, to approach the subject and offer solutions on both scientific and interdisciplinary levels, by increasing our knowledge of the causes and extent of criminal phenomena, as well as the means of anticipating, preventing and addressing them. 
At the same time it is important to analyse the different responses being articulated by both formal and informal controlling authorities based on the different political-criminal strategies being implemented both in our country and in neighbouring countries. It is no surprise, then, that this international vocational training provides answers to a transnational concern.The relevance and importance of these courses are justified by the growing concern for citizens’ security, the need for change in the criminal legal system with revised distribution of powers at the pre-trial stage, the ambitious project for modernisation of the administration of justice currently under development by the Ministry of Justice and the emerging need for professionals, not only for integration into the state judiciary and law enforcement bodies but also in the private security sector.UCAM offered and implemented the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Criminology for the first time in the 1998/99 academic year. For this reason, with this new degree course having been made official and having adapted it to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, we can safely say that these courses have gained a certain tradition and that the UCAM is committed to the field of security. This commitment is not only demonstrated by the existence of complementary courses, such as the Master’s Degree in Security Sciences and Criminology, which entitles one to the professional title of Security Director, but also by the university’s involvement in research in this field via the Professorship of Security and the soon-to-be-established International Security College.
These are more than sufficient reasons too for justifying and validating a Degree in Criminology in a blended learning modality, a fact also demonstrated by the UCAM’s commitment to on-going training for those who are already incorporated into a working environment by guaranteeing a quality training service adapted to a profile either for students studying two degrees or for those wishing to combine this training with their professional responsibilities.