Objectives and competences

The objective of the master's degree is to train both with a general perspective of the complex violent criminal phenomenon, as well as in the different criminal typologies. Throughout this master's degree, the student will be introduced to the practice of various techniques and methodologies such as criminal profiling, crime scene analysis, psychological autopsy, psychometric tests, specialized interviews, police intelligence, legal advice, etc. in order to provide resources that can improve police operations, forensic practice or the functionality of private companies.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Law and legal specializations
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course2 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;English;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.000,00 €
Second year: 1.950,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:30/09/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/web/ub/es/estudis/oferta_formativa/masters_propis
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To acquire a basic understanding of criminal investigation.
- To understand the process for the preparation of a psychological profile in violent crimes.
- To master criminal behaviour analysis.
- To be able to apply theoretical knowledge to the analysis of real cases.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Personnel of the state security forces and the justice system.
- University graduates in scientific disciplines such as psychology, criminology, law, private investigation and medicine.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultad de Dret
Avda. Diagonal, 684

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:master.investigacio.criminal.coordinacio@ub.edu
Telephone:620 755 994
Observations:from Monday to Friday in the afternoon

For further enquiries

Address:Escola de Postgrau. Facultat de Dret
Diagonal, 684

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:master.investigacio.criminal.coordinacio@ub.edu
Telephone:620 755 994
Observations:for tailored information it is necessary to request an appointment by e-mail or over the phone, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.