The aim of the bachelor's degree programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies is twofold: first, to help students acquire a broad-based knowledge of law, political and social sciences, biology and psychologyinsofar as they apply to the specific field of crime; and, second, to provide them with the training they need to advise public authorities, the judiciary and private-sector organizations on crime and security matters.
The bachelor's degree programme in Law is designed to provide students with the necessary training to understand the structure and functions of legal systems and the rules that govern them, assimilate basic regulatory content, and apply techniques for arguing cases and interpreting specific laws. This training is supplemented with an introduction to other social sciences, such as economics, statistics and political science.
Competences to be acquired
Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies
Ability to draw connections between general knowledge and knowledge from different disciplines and put it into practice to tackle the problem of crime.
Information management skills.
Ability to present your ideas in an organized fashion, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work in teams.
Increased initiative to develop proposals.
Ability to analyse social problems with a view to finding fair and effective solutions.
Bachelor's degree in Law
General or cross-disciplinary competences that both enrich students' personal development and can be applied in their professional life, including: the ability to identify and analyse social conflicts and the means for settling them; communication and negotiation skills; increased initiative and willingness to take the lead; the ability to draw connections between diverse areas of knowledge and to think critically; the ability to use foreign languages fluently in technical contexts; the ability to work in teams; and a commitment to ethical conduct.
Specific competences useful for activities in the legal arena, such as: the ability to distinguish between and correctly use different sources of law; the ability to recognize the institutions and guiding principles of public and private law; a strong command of legal argumentation; the assimilation of constitutional principles and values when interpreting the law; and the ability to draft reports, opinions and other legal documents.
The double degree programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies and in Law endows students with a professional profile that is in high demand among companies, organizations and government institutions. The dual-training programme thus facilitates rapid entry into the job market.
Graduates of the double degree programme in Criminology and Law are trained to excel at a long list of professional activities, including, among others, the following:
Advising local authorities on matters related to local crime prevention, security and civic co-existence.
The design, implementation and assessment of public policies related to security and crime prevention in relation to law enforcement, prisons and alternative penal measures.
Advising judges and public prosecutors on penalty enforcement.
Implementation and assessment of programmes for tackling crime and supporting victims.
Teaching at various levels and planning and performance of the multiple empirical studies required to develop public policies in this area.
Private-sector consulting on security and crime prevention.
Some of the careers that programme graduates may choose to pursue include:
The double degree programme's syllabus is designed to enable students to earn both a bachelor's degree in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies and a bachelor's degree in Law in a period of five years.
Of the Degree in Law, it is required to take 10 credits in English, in addition to Introduction to Common Law.
Of the Degree of Criminology and Public Policies of Prevention 15 credits in English are attended
Students take the final subjects for the bachelor's degree in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies in the fourth year and devote the fifth year exclusively to subjects for the Law degree.
It is a double degree programme in two highly complementary fields for which there is a strong professional demand.