The master's programme in Criminology and Criminal Justice System was started 26 years ago. Today, it is an official interuniversity master's programme offered by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the University of Girona (UdG) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).

Over the course of one year, students receive in-depth training in the theoretical and empirical foundations of criminology, the workings of the criminal justice system, and the enforcement of criminal sanctions. They moreover acquire the specific methodological knowledge they need to conduct empirical research in the field of criminology.

The programme's classes are participative, and students are given preparatory work to complete before class. The master's degree final project, which is supervised by a faculty member with relevant expertise, is due at the end of the academic year and must reflect the theoretical knowledge and research skills the student has acquired.


  • Students UE: 1,800 €
  • Non EU Students: 5,749.8 €


From September to June, Timetable On campus lessons, classes are held from Monday to Friday 4:00 to 8:00 pm


 1 academic year full time, 2 academic years part time (60 ECTS credits)


Spanish and English



Course type


UPF PhD to which it grants access

Phd in Law