Objectives and competences

In the complex world of insurance, fraud represents a significant business and legal challenge for both companies and consumers, as well as for the economic system as a whole. Detecting and preventing fraud is critical to maintaining the sustainability of the industry and protecting the financial resources of insurers and policyholders. This course is an essential tool for different types of professionals, practising or in training, who want to understand, address and combat this growing problem from the different criminal sciences that concur in the explanation, prevention and investigation of the phenomenon.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 270,00 €
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:12/04/2024
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 receive specialized training in the investigation of insurance fraud from the perspective of criminal sciences in a broad sense and, specifically, from the perspective of criminology and the methodology of private investigation. Training students to comprehensively take on insurance fraud investigations

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Graduate students in private investigation, criminology and law.
- Detectives, criminologists, lawyers, insurance sector professionals, members of security forces and corps. -Professionals in the private security sector.

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 Dret. Universitat Barcelona
Diagonal, 684

Email address:investigacio.privada@ub.edu
Observations:Friday afternoons

For further enquiries

Departament de Dret Penal i Criminologia, i Dret I
Diagonal, 684
08028 - Barcelona
Email address:dcarpio@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 pm.