General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Law / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Law (0421)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s degree will be able to: – Learn about the latest trends in criminology in order to make coherent proposals to the rest of the scientific community. – Use the most up-to-date techniques and instruments for in-depth and quality study in the field of criminology. – Understand the criminal phenomenon and its complexity. – Know the legal system and the applicable regulations in the fields of criminal law and penitentiary law that directly lead to an understanding of the criminological study involved in the criminal offence. – Know the programmes that reduce or limit mechanisms of victimising third parties.; – Assess and identify new forensic advances in criminal investigation. – Be familiar with the incidence of mental disorders and mental health problems in criminal behaviour. – Know and evaluate prevention programmes designed to tackle criminal behaviour caused by mental disorders or other mental health problems. – Read and interpret graphs and descriptive statistical tables, indicating the most relevant facts they contain. – Know and assess crime prevention programmes. – Analyse reports in order to evaluate risk situations that affect juvenile delinquency.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Ciencias Criminológicas y Seguridad

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Aetiology and Crime Factors Relevant to Sport Delinquency – Violence, Doping, Fraud, and other Criminal Phenomena 1st Year 2nd Semester
Ballistics and Forensic Techniques 1st Year 2nd Semester
Civil Aspects of Criminological Incidence 1st Year 2nd Semester
Clinical Criminology 1st Year 1st Semester
Communication Media and Delinquency 1st Year 2nd Semester
Data Analysis in Criminology 1st Year 1st Semester
DNA and its incidence in criminal investigation 1st Year 1st Semester
Evaluation, Diagnosis and Intervention in Psychopathies and Panic 1st Year 2nd Semester
Forensics in Crime Investigation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Mandatory Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Organised Crime, Terrorism and Cybercrime 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychological Autopsy 1st Year 2nd Semester
Psychopathic Personalities 1st Year 2nd Semester
Public Safety and Basic Rights 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Design and Techniques for Scientific Communication 1st Year 1st Semester
Restorative Justice and Socialisation of the Minor Offender 1st Year 1st Semester
The Value of the Evidence. Forensic Evidence, Investigation, and Crime Evidence 1st Year 2nd Semester
Veracity Analysis of Statements and Testimonies 1st Year Yearly


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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