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Degree in Criminology

Admission

 

 

 

 Admission profile

 

Students who wish to take this Degree should have taken the Humanities and Social Sciences high school diploma route, or should have passed a higher vocational qualification in Socio-Cultural Services and the Community (in particular, that of Social Integration).

Furthermore, students should possess a series of characteristics and skills, or the capacity to acquire them, such as:

  • an interest in aspects related to crime: origins, responses, prevention;
  • an interest in politics and society;
  • have an open-minded, plural approach to people and society;
  • be committed to the values of social justice;
  • capacity for analysis, synthesis and reasoning;
  • capacity to work as part of a team;
  • capacity to mediate, negotiate and take decisions.

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 Undergraduate pathways

 

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

  • SPANISH BACCALAUREATE (LOMCE) UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU) : Although students can access university by means of any Baccalaureate specialization, the recommended one is Sciences or Humanities and Social Sciences.

    Admission scores for this degree can be improved by taking the specific modules of the University Entrance Exam (PAU) as indicated in the table below with their respective weightings.

    TABLE 1

    SUBJECTS  Module weightings 
    0,1 0,2
    Performing Arts X  
    Biology   X
    Audio Visual Culture II X  
    Technical Drawing X  
    Design X  
    Business Economics X  
    Physics X  
    Fundamentals of Art II   X
    Geography   X
    Geology X  
    Greek II   X
    History of Philosophy   X
    History of Art X  
    Latin II   X
    Mathematics applied to Social Sciences II   X
    Mathematics II   X
    Chemistry   X
 
  • PREVIOUS BACCALAUREATES WITH OR WITHOUT A PASS IN THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU):  Students who have completed their Baccalaureate under previous education systems and have passed the PAU ( Table 1 ) will be able to use the mark obtained in their application. However, students can take specific exam modules during the voluntary PAU exam period in order to improve their admission score as shown in table 1. They can also sit for the obligatory PAU exams, in which case they will have to take all the exams scheduled during this period.

  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:  Vocational educational qualifications such as senior technician, senior technician of plastic arts and design, or senior technician in sports is the preferred professional area although access to this degree may be through any professional field.
    Admission scores can be improved by taking the PAU exam in up to 4 of the modules in Table 1 .
  • STUDENTS FROM EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT:  Accreditation is required and issued by  Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia  (UNED) .
    Students can sit for exams in subjects included in the  Pruebas de Competencias Específicas  (PCE), organised by the UNED, in order to improve their admission score up to 14 points as indicated in the weightings in Table 1 .
  • STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS:  Prior to applying for the validation of their foreign Baccalaureate, students may sit for up to 4 exams in subjects offered by the  Pruebas de Competencias Específicas  (PCE)  organised by  UNED  (at least one subject from the core subjects).
    The weightings indicated in Table 1 will be applied to core and/or optional subjects.
  • OTHER: University degrees and  other similar qualifications. University entrance exam for students over 25 (preferential option: Social and Legal Sciences ).
    Access on the basis of professional experience (applicants over 40 years of age). Access to applicants aged 45 years or more by means of an exam.
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Weightings of the subjects of the specific phase of the Proof of Access to the University (PAU) in the previous years

 

High School

Diploma

Subjects

Weighting parameters

Music  Analysis II
Biology
Earth and Environment Sciences
Drawing II
Technical Drawing II
Design
Business Economics
Electronics
Physics
Geography
Greek II
History of Music and Dance
Art History
Latin II
Musical Language and Practice
World Literature
Mathematics Applied to the Social Sciences II
Mathematics II
Chemistry
Expressive techniques in the Arts and Crafts
Industrial Technology II

Academic Years  2010-11

2011-12

0.1 X   X X X X X   X   X X X X X X   X   X  
0.2   X                X             X   X    

Academic Years  2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

0.1 X   X X X X X   X   X X X X X X   X   X  
0.2   X                X             X   X    

Academic Years

2015-16

2016-17

0.1 X   X X X X X   X     X X   X X   X   X  
0.2   X                X X     X     X   X    

 

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 Admission mark by academic year

 

COURSES

NUMBER

OF

PLACES

PASS MARKS

GENERAL

OVER  25

OVER  40

OVER  45

GRADUATES

SPORTSPEOPLE

FUNCTIONAL

DIVERSITY

2010-11

240

7,960

7,390

9,000

5,300

6,720

---

5,640

2011-12

240

8,108

7,685

9,000

5,000

7,220

5,000

5,000

2011-12

ON-LINE

70

6,333

8,090

5,000

---

8,100

---

5,000

2012-13

170

8,190

7,279

5,000

5,000

7,120

5,000

---

2012-13

ON-LINE

70

7,030

7,650

7,900

---

8,930

---

5,000

2013-14

170

7,961

6,875

5,000

5,000

7,100

5,000

---

2013-14

ON-LINE

70

6,860

7,185

9,000

7,500

8,700

---

5,000

2014-15

170

7,964

6,598

5,000

5,000

6,800

5,000

---

2014-15

ON-LINE

70

7,175

6,850

5,000

---

8,360

---

5,000

2015-16

170

8,383

6,090

6,140

---

7,060

8,066

8,484

2015-16

ON-LINE

70

6,285

6,325

9,500

---

8,840

---

7,273

2016-17

170

8,263

5,348

---

---

6,630

---

5,000

2016-17

ON-LINE

70

6,875

7,710

9,400

---

7,870

5,000

---

2017-18

170

8,530

6,030

---

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

2017-18

ON-LINE

70

6,370

7,100

5,000

---

7,520

---

---

2018-19

170

8,908

5,000

---

---

5,000

---

---

2018-19

ON-LINE

70 5,742 5,660 9,500 --- 7,020 --- ---
 2019-20  170  9,080  5,000 5,000 ---  5,000 5,000 ---

 2019-20

ON-LINE

 70 6,263  7,090 5,000  5,000  7,400 ---  5,000
 
  • "Pass marks" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June. 
  • The definitive marks can be inferior to the here collected.

 

 

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 Admission procedure

 

  • Anticipated number of places offered during the first pre-enrolment session: 240 (70 on-line).
  • Applicants admitted to a course must formally register within the timescale established annually in the enrolment calendar.
    Registration Information.
 

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Adaptations

 

DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY

former plan

DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY

new plan

Legal medicine and forensic science

6

Legal medicine and forensic science

9

Research methods in the social sciences

4,5

Research methods in the social sciences

6

Criminal law. General overview

6

Basics of Criminal Law

7,5

Enforcement of prison sentences

4,5

Prison Law

6

Criminology I

6

Criminological theories

7,5

Criminology II

6

Applied criminology

7,5

Criminal psychology

6

Criminal psychology

7,5

Criminal policy

6

Criminal policy

7,5

Delinquency and moral responsibility in minors

4,5

Psychological development of social responsibility in minors

6

Ethics and human rights

4,5

The Law, ethics and human rights

6

Quantitative and qualitative research techniques in criminology

4,5

Quantitative and qualitative research techniques

9

Audiovisual techniques in social research

4,5

Criminal law. Specifics

6

Criminal law. Specifics

9

Sociology of Law

6

Sociology of Law

6

Prevention and treatment of delinquency

4,5

Prevention and treatment of delinquency

6

Victimology

6

Victimology

7,5

Criminal procedural law

9

The penal process

6

Psychopathology of criminal behaviour

4,5

Psychopathology of criminal behaviour

6

Judicial Police

4,5

Judicial Police

6

Mediation in penal law and criminology

4,5

Mediation and alternative conflict resolution

6

Medical-legal and forensic entomology

4,5

Forensic entomology

6

Crisis intervention and approaches to trauma in victims and professionals

4,5

Psychological intervention in crises, catastrophes and emergencies

6

Psychopaths and serial killers

4,5

Psychopaths and serial killers

6

Violence and gender: inter-disciplinary aspects

4,5

Gender-based violence

6

TOTAL CREDITS

126

 

162

 

Non-recognised subjects

DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY

former plan

DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY

new plan

French for criminologists

4,5

Introduction to sociology

6

German for criminologists

4,5

Introduction to criminology

6

IT data analysis

4,5

Introduction to Administrative Law

6

English

4,5

Introduction to Statistics

6

The economics of crime and criminal behaviour

4,5

Introduction to political science

6

TOTAL CREDITS

22,5

Anthropology for criminologists

6

 

 

The Constitution: the system of rights and freedoms

6

 

 

The sociology of deviant behaviour

6

 

 

Penology

6

 

 

Administrative police

6

 

 

The legal responsibility of minors

6

 

 

Labour law

6

 

 

Business Law

6

 

 

Civil Law

6

 

 

Technological media in private investigation

6

 

 

Professional code of conduct

6

 

 

Forensic psychiatry

6

 

 

Profiling : psycho-criminological profiling of delinquents

6

 

 

Pharmacology

6

 

 

Witness psychology

6

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

120

 

A total of 126 credits in the current Criminology Degree study plan (Licenciatura) can be adapted to the new Criminology Degree study plan (Grado). Of these, 99 correspond to core and compulsory subjects, and 27 to optional subjects.

Credits taken by Criminology students not listed in the above table may be validated by means of:

  • Degree course optional credits, up to the maximum number of optional credits established for each degree course.
  • Recognised free-elective credits validated for university, cultural or representational activities will be validated for the degree course, with a maximum of up to 6 academic credits to be validated for various activities, as set out in Art. 12.8 Royal Decree 1393/2007 (participation in cultural, sporting, student representation, charity and cooperation activities).
 

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Credit recognition and transfer

 

What is credit recognition?

The concept of 'recognition' has replaced the former 'validation/adaptation' in undergraduate degrees.  

'Credit recognition occurs when a university accepts the credits earned in official studies either from this university or from another university so that they can be taken into account in other studies in order to obtain an official degree' (RD 1393/2007. Art. 6) Recognition is therefore the acceptance of a subject passed by the student in a previous university course or degree when said student wishes to access a new course.  

Also, credit recognition may be granted when a student provides proof of his/her professional experience and of subjects passed in other official higher education centres (vocational education) or in non-official university studies. 

Generally speaking, the criteria followed to grant credit recognition are:

  • If the degree the student is applying for belongs to the same field of study, a minimum of 36  core subject  credits in that field will be recognised.
  • Credits earned in other core subjects belonging to the chosen degree's field of study will be recognised too.
  • The remaining credits may be recognised by the UA as long as the competences and knowledge acquired therein match either other subjects or programmes completed by the student, their previous professional experience, or subjects of cross-sectional nature.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price. 

Regulations:

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What is credit transfer?

Section 6 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 defines the concept of credit transfer as:  

'Credit transfer is the process of including all the credits from an official degree that a student has completed in one or several universities (even if completion of said credits did not eventually entail the obtention of a degree certificate) in a student's academic record'.

Its goal is for non-recognised subjects completed by the student in other official degrees to be included in the final academic record and in the European diploma supplement, in addition to subjects completed in the student's current degree and other recognised subjects. 
  
These transferred subjects are not taken into account for point-system calculation of the academic record. 

Regulations:

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What are the criteria followed to grant credit recognition?

The criteria followed by universities in order to grant credit recognition for subjects passed in other official studies are included in  Royal Decree 1393/2007  (as amended by   RD 43/2015   [pdf in Spanish]  ) Sections   6   and   13   .  

Universities must create and publish their credit transfer and recognition regulations in accordance with the general criteria included in this Royal Decree.  

The general criteria applied for credit recognition are as follows:

  • A minimum of 36 credits corresponding to   core subjects   will be recognised if a student transfers to an  undergraduate degree   from another degree belonging to the   same field of study  .
  • Core subjects   shared by both degrees will be recognised when transferring to other undergraduate degree studies, whether they belong to the same field of study or not.
  • Any other subjects passed (compulsory and optional) will be recognised insofar as they are similar in terms of skills and contents.
  • Credits completed in other official higher education degrees (vocational education)     may be  recognised. 
  • Subject recognition may be granted on the grounds of professional experience if similar competences are involved in both. 15% of the total amount of the undergraduate degree's credits can be recognised this way. Subjects recognised under this premise will not be numerically assessed and will not be taken into account for the calculation of grade point average.
  • Subject recognition may be granted through subjects completed in UA own programmes. 15% of the total amount of an undergraduate degree's credits can be recognised this way (this percentage can increase if UA own programmes had become official degrees). Subjects recognised under this premise will not be numerically assessed and will not be taken into account for the calculation of grade point average.
  • Subjects of   cross-sectional nature   (language level) can be recognised.
  • The   final-year undergraduate project   will never be recognised.

The 'adaptation table' for subject recognition will be applied to former students of first and second-cycle undergraduate degrees who enrol in the new undergraduate degree replacing their former studies. 

Subjects taken in former study plans can be recognised depending on the similarity of their skills and contents with those taught in the undergraduate degree that they wish to transfer to.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

UA regulations  on credit transfer and recognition.

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How many credits are recognised when accessing an undergraduate degree within the same field of study?

According to Section 13 of   Royal Decree 1393/2007  . (as amended by   RD 43/2015   [pdf in Spanish]  ):

Section 13. a) 'In the event that the chosen degree belongs to the same field of study,  a minimum of 36     core subject  credits will be recognised in that field'.  

Students already enrolled in an undergraduate degree who later on are admitted in another undergraduate degree from the same field of study will be granted recognition of a minimum of 36 core subject credits from that field of study.  

Furthermore, other core, compulsory and optional subjects with similar skills and contents, as well as cross-curricular subjects may be recognised.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

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How many credits are recognised when accessing an undergraduate degree from a different field of study?

Core subjects  completed by students and common to both study programmes will be recognised. 

Any other subjects passed (compulsory and optional) will be recognised depending on the similarity of the skills acquired therein and their contents.

Subjects of cross-sectional nature (language level) can be recognised.  

Students transferring to an undergraduate degree from study programmes to be phased out (former first and second-cycle undergraduate degrees, etc.) will be granted recognition of credits corresponding to subjects where similar concepts are taught.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

Regulations:

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 How and when is credit recognition requested?

Recognition/transfer requests are made via  UACloud, using the e-Administration app,   in due term (generally, coinciding with the registration period) and following the instructions established by each centre.

UA regulations on credit recognition

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 What is partial foreign studies validation?

It is a proceeding by which students who have completed foreign universities' courses and degrees (partially or in full) can request to continue studying the same or an equivalent degree or course in Spain.  

Applications for admission submitted in this manner will be resolved by the University President according to the criteria established by the University of Alicante Governing Council for this proceeding.  

Applications for admission must be submitted at the secretary's office of the corresponding centre (faculty/polytechnic school) wher the chosen degree is taught.  The deadline for application submission will be established by each centre.  

In order to be admitted, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Prove that they are studying an official university degree in their home country.
  • Students who have completed university courses and degrees abroad must prove that they have not applied for official approval of foreign studies or that said approval has been refused.
  • Recognition for a minimum of 30 credits from subjects studied abroad  (five subjects) and corresponding to the Spanish degree for which admission is requested must be obtained.
    • Credit recognition is granted depending on the equivalence between foreign and Spanish subjects in terms of contents and class load.

Applications must include the following documentation (authenticated and translated if necessary):

  • The original and a photocopy of the student's passport or foreigner's identification number
  • Official transcript of records of the degree or course, including:
    • Official name of the degree, stating whether it is official or a university's own degree
    • Rating scale with the minimum grade required to pass a subject
    • Length of each subject (yearly, semestral)
  • Programme of the subject for which recognition is requested (contents of the subject)
  • Curriculum
  • Sworn statement proving that official approval has not been applied, in case of completed foreign degrees

A fee of 143.73€ must be paid in order y for partial foreign studies recognition applications to be delivered and assessed.

Regulations:

UA regulations  on credit transfer and recognition.

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 Transfer of records for undergraduate continuation of studies


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