Objectives and competences

Social awareness of animal abuse is on the rise, which has led to widespread opposition to it and condemnation of it. In the past few years, legislative changes have been introduced
that allow the penalization of behaviours that are now recognized as atypical.
This type of violence is a complex phenomenon that requires investigation focused on the characteristics of the aggressors and the circumstances
of the abuse.
For this reason, this course aims to go beyond strictly legal and criminal aspects by exploring the different disciplines involved in the conceptualization of
violence against animals

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 325,00 €
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:17/02/2025
ManagmentMallandrich Miret, Núria
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 develop a thorough understanding of the concept of animal cruelty.
- To analyse criminal behaviour associated with animal cruelty.
- To establish the connection between animal cruelty and violent crime.
- To determine the principles for the prevention and detection of animal cruelty.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Personnel of the state security forces and the justice system.
- Graduates and holders of pre-EHEA degrees in 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.


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:From Monday to Friday, preferably in the morning. Please request information by email

For further enquiries

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

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:master.investigacio.criminal.coordinació@ub.edu
Observations:From Monday to Friday, preferably in the morning. Please request information by email

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