🎓 Double Degree in Psychology + Criminology and Security | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

This double degree in Psychology + Criminology and Security combines the complete training of a psychologist and the knowledge in Criminology.

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Course title

Double Degree in Psychology + Criminology and Security

Academic field

Psychology

Duration

5 years

Credits

419 ECTS

Progressive International Development 

International perspective

Qualifications
  • Advanced course in Private Security Management

  • Qualification in Private Investigation

Student profile

Students must have an interest in how the mind functions, working with people, criminology and security.

Admission and enrolment

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

Calendar and timetable

Academic calendar

 

Timetable
Degree in PSYCHOLOGY and CRIMINOLOGY
 

We are the only Catalan university to offer the Double Degree in Psychology + Criminology and Security.

Why UAO CEU?

1. Double qualification

Abat Oliba CEU University is a pioneer in the methodology that allows students to combine two qualifications and gain two degrees in five years. The Degree in Criminology and Security is taught in a blended learning format, allowing students to combine it with their Psychology studies.

This double degree combines an all-round psychology education with theory on criminology and security. Furthermore, it applies this knowledge to practical experience, so students become specialists in both fields. This will undoubtedly broaden the professional horizons of students in the field of crime prevention and investigation.

At UAO CEU, students gain the necessary skills to easily and confidently move into the profession. They have the support of experienced professors with vast knowledge on the psyche and human behaviour, as well as crime prevention and investigation. Furthermore, they have years of experience in various areas of practice and above all, a strong desire to lead by example, transmitting the values that characterise a true professional.

2. Methodology

A teaching model based on practical and individualised training that allows students to link theoretical knowledge with professional practice through real internships in companies, schools, hospitals and daycare centres, as well as workshops and practical seminars.

It promotes an active, entrepreneurial attitude among students, like the creation of Grupo Psykhé. The group organises the Annual Day of Psychology Students, in which, through different subject areas, students present a project or study they have created during their degree to the public. This reinforces early research work and valuable experience for public presentations.

3. Professional empowerment

The Degree in Criminology and Security 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.

4. Employability and job quality

86.7% of our psychology students find work after finishing their studies, 5 percentage points above the average for Catalan universities (AQU employability survey 2017). 87.7% of our students are satisfied with their psychology studies, the second-highest level out of all Catalan universities (AQU 2017).

5. Internal student researcher

With the creation of this role, students may support research and apply their knowledge, whether in university teams or in health centres, as already happens in several hospitals around Catalonia.

6. Optional mention

Specialised training in the most high-demand areas of professional psychology:

  • Health: Mention in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Forensic: Double Degree in Psychology + Criminology and Security
7. 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.

8. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages students from all degrees to think internationally from their first year to their fourth, with:

‱ international collaboration activities
‱ academic exchanges for faculty and students
‱ participation in international research projects
‱ short or long stays in foreign universities

9. Complete programme

The Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology prepares students to work in this qualified and regulated profession as a private practitioner or as part of the healthcare system.

 

Careers and internships

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • public and private hospitals, clinics and health centres
  • criminologist in the public or private sphere
  • security bodies and forces at a state, regional or local level
  • educational centres
  • assistance centres (marginalised groups, integration, etc.)
  • courts and criminal institutions
  • private security services: private investigator or detective, private security manager
  • psychology and speech therapy offices
  • teaching and research

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.

For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

 
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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

€11,283

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 instalments per academic year.

 

  • Monthly payment

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

  • Financing agreements

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

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact the Information Service to arrange personalised economic plans.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00
futurosalumnos@uao.es

Quality and regulation

ADMISSION PROFILE

Students must have an interest in how the mind functions and working with people. Similarly, they must have a good understanding of biology and science, interest in the latest basics of human life; the ability to analyse and identify problems and propose solutions. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, summarise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be social, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution. They must also have an interest in people's well-being and respect for their inalienable dignity.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.

OBJECTIVES

  • To gain a solid understanding of the historical, philosophical, methodological, biological, systematic and evolutionary basics of psychology.
  • To gain a solid understanding of health psychology and the rare and pathological variants of psychological life.
  • To gain a full understanding of different psychological evaluation, diagnostic and treatment methods in applied areas of psychology.
  • To gain an education, inspired by Christian humanism, that searches for the truth and encourages a personal commitment to the human dignity of individuals and the common good.
  • To be able to understand, evaluate, critique and argue theoretical and practical approaches to psychology and ethics.
  • To develop habits of reasoning, debating and researching in psychology, as well as communicating knowledge clearly and concisely.
  • To develop psychological evaluation and intervention abilities in the main areas of the profession, in collaboration with others.
  • To become a responsible and diligent psychologist who works for the good of people and institutions within a framework of professional ethics.

DEGREE SKILLS

REGULATIONS FOR CONTINUATION OF STUDIES

MONITORING INDICATORS

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