Undergraduate Degree in Criminology

Criminology is the science connected to sociology that studies criminal behaviour, be it in society or in individuals. Criminologists are trained to determine why crimes have been committed and to understand, control, and prevent them. They are also trained to determine the complex and far-reaching consequences of these crimes. The discipline employs knowledge from a wide range of fields, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology and law.

Our degree is designed to enable our students to critically analyse the complex and transnational nature of crime in contemporary society, thus improving our understanding of important changes in the phenomenon over the last century, but also to deal with the internationalisation of crime. Our graduates are highly-trained professionals who are prepared to meet the demands and responsibilities of working in ensuring public security.

The University of Granada has been supporting organisations working in Criminology since 1990. Over the past number of decades we have excelled in the field, acquiring a reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking schools in the discipline. Our staff are motivated and highly-experienced in teaching and in conducting ground-breaking research.

This four-year Degree is comprised of three learning stages: basic subjects, core subjects and elective subjects. These include knowledge in fields of expertise such as law, sociology, medicine, anthropology, psychology, statistics and research methods.

Our graduates are qualified to work in the field of justice and crime, either in the public or the private sector. From working in private security to becoming part of the justice administration, there is a wide range of possibilities. They can also specialise in any of the fields that are included inside criminology: criminal psychologists, psychiatrists, calligraphers, statisticians, etc.

Criminology is a vital field in a society that is evolving in so many different ways. Crime is also evolving, and there is a need for people that are able to understand this new forms of crime and can control them. Specialists in this field are a vital part of society, with ample job prospects in any sector in which they wish to work.

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section