🎓 Degree in Criminology and Security | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The degree in Criminology from Abat Oliba CEU University includes the superior degree in Private Investigation and Private Security. Blended learning.

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Course Title

Degree in Criminology and Security

Academic Field

Law and Political Science

Duration / Credits

4 years / 240 ECTS

Official stamp of quality – AQU

Places

40

Languages

Bilingual

Student profile

Students that are interested in the judicial and security systems, the criminal phenomenon and criminalisation elements. Students with a commitment to objectivity who adhere to the scientific method.

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic Calendar

 

Timetable

 

An all-round education with a theoretical perspective and vast practical experience.

Why UAO CEU?

1. Professional empowerment

The Degree in Criminology and Security incorporates the study of criminology with material related to private security and the prevention and investigation of criminal offences that are present in today's society.

This degree offers complete, global training through a theoretical perspective and vast practical experience both in our own facilities and in external environments. It provides a smooth entry into the job market through professions related to criminology and security.

It includes qualifications from the advanced course in Private Security Management and the qualification in Private Investigation, both accredited by the Ministry of the Interior and aimed at the professional training of private security managers and private detectives, respectively.

2. Methodology and format

A teaching method based on practical and personalised training that links theoretical knowledge with professional practice, through case studies, real experience, workshops and practical seminars.

The degree is taught in a blended learning format, allowing students to easily combine it with a professional career.

3. CEU ePlus skills programme

A teaching model based on practical, personalised education that links theory to professional practice through case studies and real experiences, workshops and practical seminars.

It includes visits to national and international companies and production centres through internships.

4. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages students to think internationally from their first year to their fourth.

  1. Students will get experience interacting and researching online with other European universities.
  2. We explore the meaning and the effects of international politics and law through short trips to Brussels (EU) and Geneva (UNESCO).
  3. We prepare students for the international law environment through conferences with MEPs and international experts.
  4. We widen students' horizons through the Erasmus programme or through semester-long stays in our partner universities in the United States, Mexico and the Netherlands.
5. Research

The Gift & Task Foundation on Bioethics and Law.

 

 

 

Careers and internships

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who earn the Official Degree in Criminology and Security from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Criminologist in the public or private sphere
  • Security bodies and forces at a state, regional or local level
  • Private security services: private investigator or detective, private security manager

INTERNSHIPS

In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry.

These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

Please visit the Work Placement and Employment Service section for more information.

 
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International outlook 

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

ARGENTINA

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad CatĂłlica de Argentina2*AR UCASpanish
Universidad CatĂłlica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish

BELGIUM

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
EPHEC (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)2B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2

BRAZIL

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortugués

CHILE

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad de Santo TomĂĄs5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish

GERMANY

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4*D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitÀt Muenchen1D MUNCHEN01German B1

FRANCE

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens)1F AMIENS01French B1
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures2F LAROCHE01French B1/English B1
UPEC. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne2F PARIS012English B1/French B1

ITALY

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Ferrara3I FERRARA01Italian A2
UniversitĂ  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore2I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
UniversitĂ  Suor Orsola Benincasa2I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera UniversitĂ  Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1

MEXICO

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Instituto TecnolĂłgico de Monterrey3*MX ITESMSpanish
Universidad AnĂĄhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana3*MX UPSpanish
Universidad de la Vera Cruz2*MX UVCSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish

HOLLAND

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)3NL NIMEGE01English B2

PERU

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70
Universidad CatĂłlica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish

PORTUGAL

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidade LusĂłfona de Humanidades e Tecnologias1P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2

POLAND

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin2PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1

UNITED KINGDOM

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
City University London2UK LONDON083English B2/IELTS 6.5

UNITED STATES

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Florida International University2*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/ IELTS 6.5
Regent University (Virginia)3*US RUTOEFL or British Council certificate
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/ IELTS 5.5
 
*: Places are shared between different degrees.

Fees and funding

TOTAL COST 1ST YEAR

€6,615

RESERVING YOUR PLACE

You can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University by paying €1,500 (discounted from the total cost of the course). This guarantees your place while you complete other entry requirements.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

Single payment

The single payment method features a 3% enrolment discount.

Payment in instalments

In 5 installments per academic year.

Monthly payment

In 10 instalments with special-offer 0% interest, no arrangement fee financing. This also includes a 3% enrolment discount.

Financing agreements

With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This also includes a 3% enrolment discount.

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact the Information Service to arrange personalised financing plans.

Tel. +34 932 53 72 00
futurosalumnos@uao.es

Quality and regulation

APPLICANT PROFILE

Students must be interested in organisational systems within society, the inner workings and planning within political communities and the principles and norms that underpin personal and social relationships. They should demonstrate an interest in learning about the historical, philosophical and dogmatic essentials of legal systems and a desire to implement legal ideals in their purest form.

They should also be able to analyse and understand social phenomena, identify them and put forward solutions. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, synthesise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be amicable, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution. Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To be equipped with refined legal language - a solid understanding of legal dogma and interpretation.
  • To be equipped with a full understanding of the Spanish legal code and the origins of the environment it applies to and where it was established.
  • To develop the abilities and skills needed to apply the Spanish legal system and be prepared to carry out public and private roles – trials, consulting, defence, prosecution, mediation or equivalent – of a law graduate.
  • To be able to evaluate, criticise, discuss, build on and present legal ideas based on an understanding of social, economic, international and other contexts.
  • To become an impartial, responsible and diligent jurist who understands the commitment involved in performing tasks that are so crucial for the common and individual good.

DEGREE SKILLS

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