Objectives and competences

Violent crime is a serious social problem of concern to all societies and that affects all levels of society. In response to the growing social alarm generated by this type of crime, scholars have increasingly concentrated on expanding the body of knowledge on violent behaviour and recidivism in individuals who are particularly dangerous to society. Specifically, much research has focused on the psychopathic personality, a disorder that has undergone several terminological changes over the years.

Through this course, participants will gain a basic understanding of the psychopathic personality.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Law and legal specializations
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 300,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:08/03/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/dret/masters-i-postgraus-propis
ManagmentMallandrich Miret , Nuria
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- Acquire in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of a psychopathic personality and its development.
- Acquire basic knowledge of the influence of a psychopathic personality on violent criminal actions.
- To be able to apply theoretical knowledge to the analysis of real cases.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Staff of the state security forces and the justice system.
- Graduates in scientific disciplines such as psychology, criminology, law, private investigation, medicine, etc.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Dret
Avinguda Diagonal 684

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:master.investigacio.criminal.coordinació@ub.edu
Telephone:93 403 43 80
Observations:blended learning.

For further enquiries

Address:Facultat Dret
Avda. Diagonal 684

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:master.investigacio.criminal.coordinacio@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.