Bachelor's Degree In Criminology and Forensic Sciences

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Bachelor's Degree In Criminology and Forensic Sciences

Double training itinerary: Forensic Computer Science or Forensic Psychology

This innovative Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Forensic Sciences responds to the growing public awareness for security and crime prevention.

We train future criminologists who must meet the main demands and needs of society, from regulatory advice on Criminal Policy, assistance and attention to victims, legal expert, conducting drills, intelligence work, resolving cybersecurity incidents, carrying out revitalization actions and safety initiatives in work environments, fire prevention, self-protection plans, crisis management, logistics control...

The Bachelor's Degree has two ambitious training itineraries:

  • Forensic Computer Science:
    Studies aimed at the techniques of analysis and preservation of evidence from a IT device, so that they can be taken into account by judges and courts.
  • Forensic Psychology:
    Specific training for criminologists who want to apply the general principles of the branch of legal psychology to advising judges and courts.

Forensic Computer Science

Training is offered aimed at the techniques of analysis and preservation of evidence from an IT device, so that they can be taken into account by judges and courts. The most common and principal forensic traces are defined, malware analysis and identification of its author, specific processes to monitor the cyberenvironment and detect vulnerabilities, obtain information through ethical hacking techniques... The main objectives in said itinerary are:

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  • Identify and obtain the evidence of a cybercrime with guarantees and respecting the chain of custody.
  • Ensure the integrity and availability of a network infrastructure against any type of cyber-attack.
  • Protect organizations from being victims of cybercrime again.

Forensic Psychology

This itinerary seeks to provide specific training to criminologists who want to apply the general principles of the branch of legal psychology to advising judges and courts. Participating, among other aspects, in the assessment of the cognitive and/or volitional capacities of the aggressor at the time of committing the criminal act, determining the veracity of the testimony, offering an assessment of the injuries and/or consequences of a criminal act, issuing reports on the grade progression in the penitentiary field, etc.

The main objectives set for this itinerary are:

  • Understand the main biological, psychological and social foundations of human behavior.
  • Carry out a diagnosis and evaluation of psychological disorders and their relationship with the criminal act.
  • Provide the legal process with principles, techniques and psychological instruments that allow a more objective assessment of human behavior and help the judge to issue sentences that are more in line with the demands of the accused.
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Student profile: The profile of the student who wishes to study the Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Forensic Sciences at Nebrija University must have a minimum level of attitude, aptitude and skill, as well as training and understanding in the contents and sets of interdisciplinary abilities, since in this Degree there are subjects specific to Criminology, but also others from the area of Law, Security, Psychology, Computer Science, Anthropology... All of them necessary for the training and development of the aforementioned graduate profile.

Official Degree: Bachelor's Degree In Criminology and Forensic Sciences

Learning Center: School of Law and International Relations

Places offered: Classroom attendance 40 , 40 blended, 50 online

Total Credits 240 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Languages: Spanish

Internal Quality Assurance System System managers Incidents, Suggestions and Complaints Job placement report and assessment of training received
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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines established by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS |Criminology I
  • 6 ECTS | Introduction to Law
  • 6 ECTS | Social Psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Profiling
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Law I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Criminalistics I
  • 6 ECTS | Constitutional Law
  • 6 ECTS | Criminology II
  • 6 ECTS | Criminological interview and psychology of testimony
  • 6 ECTS | Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Procedural Law
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Policy and Social Control
  • 6 ECTS | Legal Psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Criminalistics II
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Law II

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Victimology
  • 6 ECTS | Terrorism and organized crime
  • 6 ECTS | Juvenile Delinquency
  • 6 ECTS | Sociology of Crime
  • 6 ECTS | Forensic Medicine

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Public and private security policies. Collaboration and crime prevention
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence and Cyberintelligence
  • 6 ECTS | Negotiation, mediation and alternative conflict resolution
  • 6 ECTS | Elective I (of itinerary*)
  • 6 ECTS | Elective II (of itinerary*)

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Statistics
  • 6 ECTS | Scientific police and Crime scene
  • 6 ECTS | Forensic psychiatry
  • 6 ECTS | Crime prevention and treatment
  • 6 ECTS | Elective III (of itinerary*)

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Professional Academic Internship
  • 6 ECTS | Professional deontology
  • 6 ECTS | Elective IV (of itinerary*)
  • 6 ECTS | Elective V (of itinerary*)
  • 6 ECTS | Elective I (generic**)

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project
  • 6 ECTS | Economic and business crime
  • 6 ECTS | Legal aspects of the expert opinion
  • 6 ECTS | Elective VI (of itinerary*)
  • 6 ECTS | Elective II (generic**)

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* Specific itinerary subjects

  • Forensic Computer Science itinerary
  • 6 ECTS | Forensic computer science
    (Third year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    (Third year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Ethical hacking
    (Third year, second semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis of malware and cyberattacks
    (Fourth year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Security auditing and monitoring
    (Fourth year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Computer law and security: Electronic evidence and digital evidence
    (Fourth year, second semester)

  • Forensic Psychology Itinerary
  • 6 ECTS | Psychological evaluation and diagnosis I
    (Third year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Psychopathology
    (Third year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Intervention and psychological treatments
    (Third year, second semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Psychological expertise: criminal, civil and other areas
    (Fourth year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Psychological evaluation and diagnosis II
    (Fourth year, first semester)
  • 6 ECTS | Biological bases of behavior
    (Fourth year, second semester)
** Generic elective subjects

These subjects are taught in fourth year.

  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Administrative Law
  • 6 ECTS | Natural Law and Human Rights
  • 6 ECTS | Personality and individual differences
  • 6 ECTS | Group psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Neuropsychology
  • 6 ECTS | Modern languages
  • 6 ECTS | Gender and domestic violence
  • 6 ECTS | Anthropology
  • 6 ECTS | HR and occupational risk prevention
Final Research Project 6 ECTS

This project involves the student carrying out research tasks and of different subjects under the supervision of one or more professors from the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility of choosing a project among those offered.

Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is committed to languages and quality, provides the student with added value with the Diploma in English Professional Communication, which will allow him/her to achieve with confidence the competence demanded to successfully join the labor market.

It corresponds to level C1.

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Adrián Nicolás Marchal González Adrián Nicolás Marchal González Director del Departamento de Seguridad y Defensa
Director del Grado en Criminología y Ciencias forenses
Director of the Department of Security and Defense
Director of the Bachelor's Degree In Criminology and Forensic Sciences
Director del Departamento de Seguridad y Defensa de la Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Director del Grado en Criminología y Ciencias forenses de la Universidad Antonio de Nebrija desde 2020. Doctor por la Universidad de Castilla-La mancha en 2017 con la tesis titulada "El confidente en el proceso penal", calificada con sobresaliente cum laude. Máster Universitario en Ciberseguridad (UNIR), Licenciado en Criminología (UCJC), Máster Universitario en Derechos Fundamentales (UNED), Licenciado en Derecho (UC3M). Asimismo, cuento con diferentes certificaciones como "Cyber Threat Management" de CISCO o "Digital Forensics Essentials" de EC-Council. Revisor de las revistas “Talanta”, “Estudios en Seguridad y Defensa”, “Logos Guardia Civil” y miembro del Comité Editorial de la revista “Perspectivas en Inteligencia”. Empezó a impartir docencia universitaria en el año 2014, y desde entonces he impartido más de 40 asignaturas en titulaciones oficiales de diferentes Universidades, destacando la docencia en los Grados en Criminología, Grado en Derecho, Grado en Seguridad, Máster Universitario en Criminalística y Máster Universitario en análisis de Inteligencia y Ciberinteligencia. Abogado en ejercicio desde 2012, colegiado en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, especializado en Derecho Penal. Perito judicial en el ámbito de la informática forense. Habilitado por el Ministerio de Interior de España como Director de Seguridad y Jefe de Seguridad. Jorge Jiménez Serrano Jorge Jiménez Serrano Profesor Professor Director de Behavior & Law. Director del Máster en Criminal Profiling de B&L. Psicólogo, Analista Criminal por el Jill Dando Crime Science and Security Institute y el College London University, Especialista en Psicopatología Criminal y Forense por el Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute de la Simon Fraser University (Canadá) y la Universidad Camilo José Cela. Es autor de varios libros relacionados con el Análisis Criminal y Forense, siendo capacitador de diversas fuerzas policiales a nivel internacional. Psicólogo Forense y Criminalista en práctica privada. María Luisa Maroto López María Luisa Maroto López Profesora Professor Jefe de Sección de Peritos Judiciales, Consejería de Justicia de Madrid Licenciada en Derecho por la Universidad CEU San Pablo Madrid, con Premio Fin de Carrera Miguel Fagoaga en 1987. Máster en Gestión Empresarial en 1996 y Máster en Derecho Informático y Peritaciones Judiciales en 2014 por UDIMA, Premio Laurel de Oro asesor jurídico en 1998. En 2017 obtiene el Diploma del Ministerio del Interior como Docente Área Jurídica. Su trayectoria en el sector público se extiende por más de una década, coordinando la sección de Peritos Judiciales en la Consejería de Justicia de Madrid, especializándose en la tramitación de procedimientos judiciales y delitos contra la propiedad industrial e intelectual y completando su formación con cursos en la Dirección General de Policía y en la Interpol. Profesora colaboradora desde el año 2005 a Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado en el Centro de Formación de CNP, y Academia de Formación de Policía Municipal de Madrid, en asignaturas de criminalística. Directora del curso superior sobre propiedad intelectual y derechos de autor en la Escuela Superior de Criminalística de Alicante desde 2014 a 2017, y ponente en sus conferencias de Criminología. Profesora colaboradora en Universidades Udima (2016 Master en delitos telemáticos 2017 curso universitario de Detective,) URJC (2021 Derecho Procesal). Samuel Miralles Mosquera Samuel Miralles Mosquera Profesor Professor Funcionario del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, Especialista en Policía Científica en activo, destinado en la Unidad Central de Investigación en la Escena del Delito. Lleva a cabo labores de investigación forense de la escena, así como director de proyectos de desarrollo e innovación tecnológica de la Comisaría General de Policía Científica. Colabora como docente en la Escuela Nacional de Ávila, en la División de Formación y Perfeccionamiento del CNP, donde es autor del Manual de Criminalística (Ed. DFP – CNP) y en diversas Universidades públicas y privadas. Christian Moreno Christian Moreno Profesor Professor Criminólogo experto en criminología empresarial, ejerciendo como consejero en varias empresas, dilatada experiencia en gestión académica. Doctor Cum Laude en Criminología y Ciencias Jurídicas con varias publicaciones científicas. Vicepresidente de la Asociación de Criminólogos de la Comunidad Valenciana. Medalla Jurista Emérito impuesta por el Comité Ejecutivo de la Abogacía Colombiana. Miembro de Honor de la Fundación Victimología. Mención Honorífica tipo B expedida por el Cuerpo Nacional de Policía Nacional. Magíster Triunvirato de Criminología por el Instituto Mexicano de Victimología. Licencia 2277 de Investigación Privada expedida por el Cuerpo Nacional de Policía Nacional. Medalla de Oro Constitución Española expedida por la Sociedad Española de Investigación. Victoria Pascual Cortés Victoria Pascual Cortés Profesora Professor Licenciada en Sociología por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y en Criminología por la Universidad Europea de Madrid. Cuenta con un Posgrado en Coaching Educativo de la Universidad Europea de Madrid y está a falta de defender su Trabajo de Fin de Máster del Máster Oficial en Intervención Criminológica y Victimológica (especialidad delitos violentos a mujeres y menores de edad) de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. A nivel profesional, actualmente ocupa el cargo de Vocal de Formación en el Colegio Profesional de la Criminología de Madrid. Además, es Profesora del Grado de Criminología y Máster en la Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Directora del Máster de Criminología Aplicada a la Gestión de la Seguridad y la Prevención del Delito en la Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, y Creadora de contenidos universitarios y docente en el Máster Profesional de Analista Criminal y Criminología Aplicada de UDIMA. Cuenta con experiencia en intervención con mujeres en riesgo de exclusión social en Cruz Roja España, y ha sido Profesora del Grado de Criminología en la Universidad Nebrija y la Universidad Camilo José Cela. Es autora del libro de divulgación científica en Criminología "Asesinas, ¿Por qué matan las mujeres?", y colabora externamente con la Revista "Muy Interesante" y la revista mexicana "Notitia Criminis". Además, es divulgadora e investigadora en Ciencias Sociales a través de su blog, podcasts, canal de YouTube, y ha sido Community Manager del Centro de Estudios Criminológicos CRÍMINA de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Anteriormente, también fue Profesora de Criminología en la Universidad Europea de Madrid y Coordinadora Académica en la misma institución.

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Career Opportunities


Nebrija University maintains collaboration agreements with some of the best companies and institutions in the sector, for the Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Forensic Sciences, among which stand out:
  • CITCO (Depende del Ministerio de Interior)
  • ISID S.L
  • SECRETARÍA GENERAL DE POLÍTICA DE DEFENSA (Depende del Ministerio de Defensa)
  • IBM
  • ACK3
  • PwC
  • Mapfre
  • Indra Sistemas S.L.
  • Globatika S.L.
  • Eulen Seguridad
  • High Strategies inteliigence
  • S21SEC
  • COMFICA Soluciones integrales
  • Globalia Servicios coorporativos
  • Grupo de análisis de Cuzco S.L.
  • Iberdrola España S.L.
  • Centros comerciales Carrefour S.L.
  • Repsol S.A.
  • Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad S.A.U.
  • Ejército Nacional de Colombia
  • Fundación internacional y para Iberoamérica de administración y políticas públicas F.S.P.
  • Banco Santander
  • Altran Innovación S.L.
  • Winterman Madrid SLP
  • Corporación Acciona Infraestructuras
  • Everis Spain S.L.U.
  • Asociación contra el Ciberacoso
  • Global Technology 4 Elite S.L.
  • Peritus Ciberseguridad S.L.
  • Securitas Seguridad España S.A.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Iniciative
  • Ecix Group S.L.
  • Valvonta S.L.
  • Grupo de análisis Cuzco
  • Dacor Intelligence
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Employability recognized in the Rankings

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Competences

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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Nebrija University organized a TEDx event for the third consecutive year, which took place at the Madrid-Princesa Campus, and was part of the year-long celebration of the 5th Centenary of Antonio de Nebrija. Under the title Alphas: the impregnable algorithm, TEDxUNebrija vindicated the validity of humanism in today's world and reflects on what is unique in human beings as a way of surviving the expansion of machines.

IMPULSA I. Nebrija Employment Conference

The 1st Edition of IMPULSA is born, the conference in which Nebrija talent and companies connect; it is organized by Nebrija Alumni and the Professional Careers department. From first-year students to former students, we will give you the keys to continue improving your professional growth.

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