Do you want to study Criminology?

If yours is to be interested in knowing the truth and knowing the facts of a case, perhaps you should think about studying Criminology. Those who study Criminology dedicate themselves above all to the world of research, specifically to the search for the causes that led to the occurrence of a criminal act and its consequences.

If you want to know more about this interesting career, keep reading this complete article.

What will you see in the Criminology career?

La Criminology is a career, currently a degree, which has been in the academic field for many years, but it was not always like that and it depends on which country we are in, it will be studied in one way or another. In some countries, Criminology is only a specialization, that is, a Master or Postgraduate degree from another more general career.

If what interests you is the degree, these are the subjects that you will see in it:

Compulsory subjects

  • Information and knowledge technology and management
  • Introduction to criminology
  • General Sociology
  • Introduction to law
  • Psychology I (Motivation and Emotion)
  • Psychology II (Personality and Individuality)
  • Constitution and Legal System
  • Criminal law. Criminal law, penalties and criminal responsibility
  • Fundamentals of Public Law
  • Anthropology
  • Criminal law. Crimes
  • Social psychology
  • Effective judicial protection system
  • Theories of social deviance and criminality

Optative subjects

  • Public and private security policies
  • General criminology
  • Criminal law. Crimes II
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Professional ethics and deontology
  • Communication and persuasion (Communication Psychology)
  • Criminal psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Criminal Procedural Law
  • Analysis methodology and criminal report
  • Crime and gender violence
  • Victimology
  • Introduction to Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • Crime prevention and treatment
  • Scientific police techniques
  • Prison law


  • Practicum (I)
    Criminal policy
    Economic criminology
  • Practicum (II)
    Undergraduate Thesis Project

The information obtained from these subjects corresponds to the Degree in Criminology by UDIMA (Distance University of Madrid).

Where can we study Criminology?

  • Argentina, at the National University of Río Negro, with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Forensic Sciences.
  • Brazil, the Paulista Institute of Bioethical and Legal Studies is studying the Postgraduate in Criminology with a duration of one year.
  • Granada: University of Granada, Málaga: University of Málaga, Seville: University of Seville, Cádiz: University of Cádiz, Seville: Pablo de Olavide University, Valladolid: Miguel de Cervantes European University (UEMC), Valladolid University, Salamanca: University of Salamanca, Barcelona: Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), University of Barcelona (UB), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO), Girona: Girona University (UDG), Madrid: Complutense University of Madrid ( UCM), Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), Camilo José Cela University (UCJC), European University of Madrid (UEM), Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Comillas Pontifical University, Comillas Pontifical University, Murcia: Murcia University (UM), Universidad Católica de San Antonio (UCAM), Basque Country: University of the Basque Country, Alicante: University of Alicante (UA), Castellón: Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Valencia: University of Valencia (UV), Univ. Catholic d e Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV).
  • MexicoAt the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, a Bachelor of Criminology is studied for a total duration of ten semesters.

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