Title name: Degree in Criminology
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: law School Avda. Dr. Ángel Echeverri, s / n. South campus 15782 Santiago
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia:
Date of publication in the BOE:
Date of the last accreditation: 04/18/2018
Responsible for the title: Gude Fernandez, Ana Maria
Title coordinator: Vazquez-Portomeñe Seijas, Fernando Antonio
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThis multidisciplinary training of the criminologist allows him to intervene both in the spheres of crime prevention and reaction to crime, which is why his professional field is extensive, ranging from the administration of justice, to public or private security, passing through the third sector and attention to victims.
Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumCredit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsProfessional profiles
Due to this complete training, a large number of Criminology students belong to these bodies, since the degree allows them to acquire specific knowledge and skills in topics such as the design of work plans and intervention with communities or special groups (for example: creation and operations of groups that intervene in cases of illegal immigration, social exclusion, conflicts between minors, etc.), coordination and analysis of information, team management or mediation between society and the body.
The graduate in Criminology acquires a double value in this field: on the one hand as a coordinator and agglutination of the prison administration teams and, on the other, as a specialist in everything related to the criminal act and the social reaction and of the administrations to it. .
c) prison surveillance
Faced with the work overload of the prison surveillance judges, the figure of the criminologist can act as an advisor, in his capacity as an expert in the criminal act and deviant behavior, performing different tasks.
e) private security
In the current penal code, there is talk of “expert reports” to assist the judge or court, thus there is an open door for judges and magistrates to request reports from criminologists, as has been done on some occasions
g) juvenile justice
i) criminal policy
j) research and teaching