🎓 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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Degree in Criminology and Security
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 Católica de Argentina2*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica 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 Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish

GERMANY

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4*D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität 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
Università degli Studi di Ferrara3I FERRARA01Italian A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore2I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa2I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1

MEXICO

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey3*MX ITESMSpanish
Universidad Anáhuac 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 Católica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish

PORTUGAL

UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidade Lusófona 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

€6,795

*Price valid for the 2020-2021 academic year. Price for the 2021-2022 academic year yet to be confirmed.

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.

 

RESERVING YOUR PLACE

It is possible to reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University, which guarantees you a place on the course, before you pass the “selectivity” university entrance exam or other entry requirements. You can do this by making a payment of €1500 (which will be deducted from the total price of the course).

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 31 July to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and change if your circumstances change later on.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-off payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    5 instalments per year.

 

  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

  • new special financing

    New financing agreements with banks with special conditions.

    - Banc Sabadell

    - CaixaBank

    - Banco Santander

    All options entitle prospective students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.
     

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

REGULATIONS FOR CONTINUATION OF STUDIES

MONITORING INDICATORS

ACTION PLAN FOR TUTORS