University of Barcelona

Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy and Sociology of Criminal Law

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Candidates should be students or professionals with a particular interest in research and in developing their knowledge in the subjects of criminology, social law and criminal justice. They should have previous training in the social and legal sciences. Students should have a reasonable level of English, as the course bibliography consists predominantly of texts written in this language.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

There are no specific requirements.