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Master in Criminal Justice

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Direction
Prof. Javier Álvarez García, Prof. Víctor Moreno Catena, Prof. Helena Soleto Muñoz, Prof. Ana Garrocho Salcedo
Deputy Direction
Prof. Anna Fiodorova, Prof. Juan Manuel Alcoceba Gil
Language
Spanish
Attendance
On-campus, Blended Learning
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Attendance On-campus (40 places): Closed

Attendance Blended Learning (25 places): Closed

Departments
Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law , "Alonso Martínez" Institute for Justice and Litigation

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    Academic Master in Criminal Justice (60 ETCS) is a LLM that provides with profound knowledge of Criminal Substantive Law and Criminal Procedure Law, paying special attention to recent criminal phenomenon, such as corruption, organised crime, high-tech crimes, white-collar crimes or restorative justice, as well as to expansion of abilities concerned the accusation instruments in these types of criminality, taking as starting point the principles of Rule of Law of social and democratic state.

    The Master is divided into two semesters with the possibility to define the area of specialization in the second one by choosing up to four subject from a variety of proposed optional ones. The studies also include elaboration of master’s thesis (12 ECTS) and its defence at the end of the course in front of tribunal of experts.

    There is the additional possibility of carrying out, voluntarily, extra-curricular professional internships in Institutions, Courts and Law Firms of recognised prestige during the academic year.

    The faculty consists of professors and researchers of the UC3M, majority PhD, as well as of associate professors (mainly judges and lawyers) and professors of recognised standing from other universities.

    The Master's degree in Criminal Justice also allows access to the PhD program as long as the cross-cutting research activities indicated by the Doctoral School are carried out.


    📥 │ Informative Triptych

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    reasons to study master in criminal justice

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ More than 80% of PhD professors
    • 10 different nationalities in our classes
    • ☛ Group of 40 students maximum per edition
    • Múltiple electives subjectes for further specialization 
  • PROGRAM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ALCOCEBA GIL, JUAN
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • ÁLVAREZ VIZCAYA, MAITE
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • CASTRO MORENO, ABRAHAM
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • CUBERO FLORES, DAVID
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Magistrate
      AUDENCIA PROVINCIAL DE MADRID
    • DOPICO GÓMEZ ALLER, JACOBO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • FIODOROVA, ANNA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • GARCÍA PEÑA, EDUARDO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Lawyer
      GARCIA PEÑA & ANDUJAR ABOGADOS
    • GARROCHO SALCEDO, ANA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • HERNÁNDEZ MOURA, BELÉN
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Specific Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • LÓPEZ ORTEGA, JUAN JOSÉ
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Member of the UN Committee Against Enforced Disappearances
      Assistant Professor
      Magistrate
    • MORENO CATENA, VÍCTOR
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • MUÑOZ LORENTE, JOSÉ AVELINO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • OTERO GONZÁLEZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • PERULERO GARCÍA, DIANA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor
      Lawyer
    • SÁNCHEZ DAFAUCE, MARIO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • SARDINERO GARCÍA, CARLOS
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Lawyer
      PhD
    • SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • ZAFRA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS, ROCÍO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ABELLA LÓPEZ, JAVIER
      Judge
      Graduate
    • ALCACER GUIRAO, RAFAEL
      Associate Professor
      Former member of the Constitutional Court
      Lawyer in Oliva Ayala
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
    • CANCIO MELIÁ, MANUEL
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • CASTILLO DE LA FUENTE, ELENA
      Senior lawyer
      BC ABOGADOS
    • DE LA CRUZ YAGÜE, ÓSCAR
      Commander in Chief of the Telematic Crimes Group
      GUARDIA CIVIL
    • DE LA MATA AMAYA, JOSÉ
      Magistrate
      AUDIENCIA NACIONAL
    • ETXEBERRÍA ZARRABEITIA, XAVIER
      Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      ICADE 
    • GALDEANO, ANA Mª
      Dean of Violence against Women in Madrid
    • GÓMEZ HERMOSO, ROCÍO
      Forensic Psychologist in the Prison Surveillance Courts
      Vice Dean of the College of Psychologists
    • JUANES PECES, ÁNGEL​
      Vice-President of the Supreme Court
      Magistrate
      TRIBUNAL SUPREMO
    • LLANEZA GONZÁLEZ, PALOMA
      Lawyer and CEO
      RAZONA LEGALTECH
    • MACULAN, ELENA
      Professor of Criminal Law
      Scholar Ramón y Cajal
      PhD
      UNED
    • MARTÍN LORENZO, MARÍA
      Associate Professor
      Constitutional Court Conseller
      PhD
      UCM
    • MARTÍN MARTÍN DE LA ESCALERA, ANA
      Prosecutor assigned to the Computer Crime Room
    • MOLINA FERNÁNDEZ, FERNANDO
      Full Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UAM
    • NIETO, ADÁN
      Full Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UCLM
    • OLLÉ SESE, MANUEL
      Assistant Professor of Criminal Law
      Director of the law firm Ollé Sessé Abogados
      PhD
      UCM
    • ORTIZ DE URBINA GIMENO, IÑIGO
      Hired PhD Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UCM
    • OUBIÑA BARBOLLA, SABELA
      Hired PhD
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • PILLADO GONZÁLEZ, ESTHER
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
    • POZUELO PÉREZ, LAURA
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • SÁNCHEZ TOMAS, JOSÉ MIGUEL
      Constitutional Court Conseller
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Requirements

      According to Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, in order to be admitted to the University Master's degree in Criminal Justice, it will be necessary to possess an official Spanish university qualification or another issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which entitles the holder to access a master's degree course in the country issuing the qualification. Preferably students with a law degree will be eligible for the course although students with qualifications and studies in criminology, journalism, social work and other subjects relating to Criminal Justice may also be accepted.

      Graduates of educational systems outside the European Area of Higher Education may also access the course without the need to validate their qualifications, provided that the University is able to attest that their level of education is equivalent to the official Spanish university qualifications and that they are qualified to access postgraduate studies in their own country. Access to the course for candidates with qualifications from countries other than member states of the EHEA in no way implies official validation of the prospective student's qualification nor its recognition for any purpose other than that of the master's degree course.

       

      Admission criteria

      When the admission term for applications is complete, the following criteria will be evaluated on a scale of 10 points:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Applicant's curriculum vitae 3 points
      Applicant's academic record 3 points
      Letter of intention and recommendations and references 3 points
      Knowledge of foreign languages 1 point

      A committee appointed by the Board of Management will carry out the selection process, selecting the best qualified students. Applicants will be informed within a term of 7 days from expiry of the term for submitting application, or if appropriate, extraordinary terms of 5 days that may be granted in order to urgently correct any formal defects in applications.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2019-2020 Academic year

       

      • Reservation fee: €600 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €5,700 (€95/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €9,000 (€150/ECTS credit)

      * Pending approval by the Regional Government of Madrid for 2019/2020

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule (Academic Year 2019/2020)

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

    titulo cabecera para seccion recursos materiales del máeter

    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

    titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • INTERNSHIPS

    Adicionalmente al programa de estudios conducente a la obtención del título, el Máster en Justicia Criminal ofrece a los estudiantes la posibilidad de cursar practicas profesiones extracurriculares para complementar su formación.

    Durante el curso académico, los interesados tendrán la oportunidad de solicitar, de forma voluntaria, su incorporación a un amplio elenco de Órganos Judiciales y Despachos de Abogados, de reconocido prestigio, para realizar un periodo de prácticas en los mismos, que tendrá lugar durante el tiempo de vinculación con el título y una duración variable dependiendo de las necesidades de las Entidades receptoras y de los propios estudiantes.

    El proceso de selección de los inscritos en el programa por parte de las entidades receptoras dará comienzo el primer cuatrimestre, produciéndose la incorporación de los seleccionados a las mismas durante el segundo cuatrimestre.

    Previamente al proceso de selección, deberá haberse formalizado la matrícula de la asignatura que se denomina "Prácticas Extracurriculares” y permanecer matriculado en la UC3M durante toda la duración de las prácticas. 

    El Programa de prácticas resulta especialmente recomendable para aquellas personas que, recién egresadas, aun no gozan de experiencia profesional previa, ya que permite la orientación del estudiante en sus primeros pasos en el mercado laboral, convirtiendo al Máster en una opción única, atractiva y diferente a las presentes en otros Centros.

  • BLENDED LEARNING
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      Introduction

      Academic Master in Criminal Justice (60 ETCS) is a LLM that provides with profound knowledge of Criminal Substantive Law and Criminal Procedure Law, paying special attention to recent criminal phenomenon, such as corruption, organised crime, high-tech crimes, white-collar crimes or restorative justice, as well as to expansion of abilities concerned the accusation instruments in these types of criminality, taking as starting point the principles of Rule of Law of social and democratic state.

      Blended learning of Master consists of:

      • 9 months of on-line studies,
      • Master’s Thesis,
      • Two weeks of in-person classes at the University at the end of the course where exams, conferences and the defense of Master’s Thesis take place.

      This type of learning gives an opportunity to study for those students that due to different reasons are not able to choose on-campus modality of the studies. It allows to pass the same studies on-line with only 2 weeks of classes in-person (the detailed schedule of the course will be briefly available in the part “Practical Information”). If you take the master's degree in the part-time modality, in the same academic year you must take the online part and attend the on-campus part of the corresponding subjects.

      Blended learning consist of studying of materials prepared by the professors of the Master in Criminal Justice, obligatory participation in the on-line tasks (such as forums supervised by the professor of each subject, delivery of research papers, practical tasks, etc.).

      Equally to on-campus modality of studies, Academic Master in Criminal Justice consists of:

      • Obligatory subjects (36 ECTS)
      • Optional subjects (12 ECTS)
      • Master’s Thesis (12 ECTS)

      Each subject has two parts: on-line and in-person classes at the end of the course.

      The evaluation of each subject includes all mentioned tasks and obligatory participation in in-person classes. Absence in in-person phase of the studies prevents from obtaining the LLM title.

      The Master's degree in Criminal Justice also allows access to the PhD program as long as the cross-cutting research activities indicated by the Doctoral School are carried out.

      The Master is divided into two semesters with the possibility to define the area of specialization in the second one by choosing up to four subject from a variety of proposed optional ones.

      It is addressed to graduates to bachelors of Spanish official education or equivalent foreign student with a preference of admission of Bachelors in Law.

       

      Program

      Informative Triptych

    • PROGRAM

      The syllabus for the Master's degree in Criminal Justice comprises 2 modules and the final master's dissertation.

      • The Basic Module (compulsory) 36 ECTS
      • Specialisation Module (optional): 12 ECTS (choose 4 subjects)
      • Master's Final Dissertation (TFM) 12 ECTS

      Course 1 - Semester 2

      Basic Module
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Mixed area
      Criminal justice and legal persons3CSpanish
      Procedural area
      Practical aspects of criminal justice *9CSpanish
      Specialization Module
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Procedural area
      Forensic Science3ESpanish
      Restorative Justice (1)3ESpanish
      _NOT OFFERED IN 19/20
      _Civil Responsibility and Civil Consequences of the Crime3ESpanish
      Criminal area
      White-collar crime3ESpanish
      Criminal laws response to the corruption3ESpanish
      Women's protection in criminal and procedural Law3ESpanish
      Cybercrime3ESpanish
      Master's Final Dissertation
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Master’'s Thesis12TFM

      1 The European Forum for Restorative Justice site mentions the subject of our Master.

      (*) Annual subject

       

      C= Compulsory: 36 ECTS

      E= Elective Course: 12 ECTS

      Master's Thesis: 12 ECTS

       


       All subjects will have a final physical examination that must be done in the facilities of the University at the end of the academic year.

    • FACULTY

      UC3M FACULTY

      • ALCOCEBA GIL, JUAN MANUEL
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Visiting Professor
        PhD
      • ARNAIZ SERRANO, AMAYA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • DOPICO GÓMEZ ALLER, JACOBO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • FIODOROVA, ANNA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        PhD Assistant Professor
        PhD
      • GARCÍA PEÑA, EDUARDO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Assistant Professor / Lawyer
        GARCIA PEÑA & ANDUJAR ABOGADOS
      • GARROCHO SALCEDO, ANA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Visiting Professor
        PhD
      • LÓPEZ JIMÉNEZ, RAQUEL
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • MUÑOZ LORENTE, JOSÉ AVELINO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • OTERO GONZALEZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • SÁNCHEZ DAFAUCE, MARIO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Visiting Professor
        PhD
      • SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
      • ZAFRA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS, ROCÍO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        PhD Assistant Professor
        PhD

      EXTERNAL FACULTY

      • GRAFFE GONZÁLEZ, LUISIANA
        Lawyer
      • LLOBET ANGLÍ, MARIONA
        PhD
        UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
      • OUBIÑA BARBOLLA, SABELA
        Hired PhD
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
      • PILLADO GONZÁLEZ, ESTHER
        Full Professor
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
      • POZUELO PÉREZ, LAURA
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
      • REVILLA GÓMEZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
      • SÁNCHEZ TOMAS, JOSÉ MIGUEL
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      Admission

      • Application period for Blended Learning modality: Closed
      • Application period for On-campus modality: Closed

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      ☛ Course Calendar Blended Learning modality - Course 19/20

       

      FEES *

      2019-2020 Academic year

       

      • Reservation fee: €600 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €5,700 (€95/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €9,000 (€150/ECTS credit)

      * Pending approval by the Regional Government of Madrid for 2019/2020

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition