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 Psychology / Granada campus

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

  • Psychology (0313)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will possess an in-depth knowledge of legal and forensic psychology in various legal areas (e.g. criminal law, procedural law, civil law, penitentiary law, etc.), which should be used to analyse the psychological nature of human behaviour (apart from biological and social factors). They will also be aware of which psychological disorders people can be legally charged for. They will be able to diagnose behaviour problems that infringe laws and social norms. Likewise, they will know how to make evaluations, using psychological and neuropsychological assessment instruments and techniques. Graduates will also have a solid understanding of how to design and implement programmes of psychological intervention in different contexts and at the individual, family, and social levels. They will be able to find, interpret, and critically draft scientific texts and professional reports (e.g. expert reports), and at the same time, analyse practical cases and obtain satisfactory results.


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 Psicología Jurídica y Forense

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Assessment and Intervention in Antisocial Conduct 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment and Intervention in Family Violence 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment and Psychological Intervention in Emergencies and Disasters 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment Techniques in Legal and Forensic Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Danger Assessment 1st Year 2nd Semester
Data Analysis in Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Elaboration and Adaptation of Tests and Questionnaires 1st Year 1st Semester
Epidemiological Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Introduction to Legal and Forensic Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Introduction to Procedural, Criminal, Civil and Prison Law 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neuropsychological Assessment Tecniques in Legal and Forensic Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Prison Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychological Assessment in Civil and Criminal Proceedings 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychological Autopsy 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychological Disorders and Imputability 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychology of Criminal Conduct 1st Year 1st Semester
Psychopathological Diagnosis and Imputability 1st Year 1st Semester
Reporting Sistematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Design and Techniques for Scientific Communication 1st Year 1st Semester
Searching and Managing Information for Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Seminar 1 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar 3 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar 4 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar 5 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar 6 1st Year 2nd Semester
Therapeutic Justice 1st Year 2nd Semester
Veracity Analysis of Statements and Testimonies 1st Year 1st Semester


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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