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Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law

Graduate School of Law

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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, Ptof. Belén Hernández Moura
Language
Spanish
Attendance
Online, On-campus
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Attendance On-campus (40 places): Closed

Attendance Online (40 places):  Open 

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

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    Master Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (formerly Master in Criminal Justiceis 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.

    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 will promote the possibility of doing extracurricular internships in judicial bodies or law firms (the latter, especially indicated for those who have taken or are currently taking the Master's degree in access to the legal profession).

    Completion of the Master's Degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure allows access to doctoral studies at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid provided that the complementary research credits indicated by the Doctoral School and the rest of the requirements established in the program are completed.

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    📥 │ Informative Triptych

    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 
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ABELLA LÓPEZ, JAVIER
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Substitute judge
      PhD
      CONSEJO GENERAL DEL PODER JUDICIAL
      Brief CV
    • ALCOCEBA GIL, JUAN
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ARNÁIZ SERRANO, AMAYA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CARRETERO SANJUAN, MAITE
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Hired Predoctoral
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CASTRO MORENO, ABRAHAM
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CUBERO FLORES, DAVID
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Magistrate
      AUDENCIA PROVINCIAL DE MADRID
      Brief CV
    • DOPICO GÓMEZ ALLER, JACOBO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • FIODOROVA, ANNA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA PEÑA, EDUARDO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Lawyer
      GARCIA PEÑA & ANDUJAR ABOGADOS
      Brief CV
    • GARROCHO SALCEDO, ANA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • HERNÁNDEZ MOURA, BELÉN
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LÓPEZ ORTEGA, JUAN JOSÉ
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Member of the UN Committee Against Enforced Disappearances
      Assistant Professor
      Magistrate
      Brief CV
    • MORENO CATENA, VÍCTOR
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Emeritus Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MUÑOZ LORENTE, JOSÉ AVELINO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SARDINERO GARCÍA, CARLOS
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Lawyer
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VILLALBA LÓPEZ, NOEL
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Hired Predoctoral
      Brief CV
    • ZAFRA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS, ROCÍO
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ZARCO GONZÁLEZ, BEATRIZ
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Assistant Professor / Criminal Lawyer
      AFZ ABOGADOS
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • CANCIO MELIÁ, MANUEL
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UAM
    • CASTILLO DE LA FUENTE, ELENA
      Senior lawyer
      BC ABOGADOS
    • ETXEBARRIA ZARRABEITIA, XABIER KARLOS
      Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UCM
    • GALDEANO, ANA Mª
      Dean of Violence against Women in Madrid
    • GASCÓN ALARMA, ABRIL
      Senior Associate, Criminal Area
      BROSETTA
    • MACHO CARRO, ALBERTO
      PhD Assistant of Constitutional Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
    • MACULAN, ELENA
      Professor of Criminal Law
      Scholar Ramón y Cajal
      PhD
      UNED
    • MARAVER GÓMEZ, MARIO
      Professor of Criminal Law
      Hired PhD
      UAM
    • MARTÍN MARTÍN DE LA ESCALERA, ANA
      Prosecutor assigned to the Computer Crime Room
    • MIRÓ LLINARES, FERNANDO
      Full Professor of Criminal Law
      UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HÉRNANDEZ (ELCHE)
    • MÍNGUEZ ROSIQUE, MARINA
      PhD Assistant Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UAM
    • MOLINA FERNÁNDEZ, FERNANDO
      Full Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UAM
    • MONTANER FERNÁNDEZ, RAQUEL
      Expert Compliance Lawyer
      Assistant Professor of Criminal Law
      UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
    • PILLADO GONZÁLEZ, ESTHER
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
    • POZUELO PÉREZ, LAURA
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UAM
    • REVILLA GONZÁLEZ, JOSE ALBERTO
      Associate Professor of Procedural Law
      PhD
      UAM
    • RODRÍGUEZ HORCAJO, DANIEL
      Hired PhD Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UAM
    • RODRÍGUEZ YAGÜE, CRISTINA
      Associate Professor of Criminal Law
      PhD
      UCLM
    • TEJADA DE LA FUENTE, ELVIRA
      Prosecutor in the Computer Crimes Unit
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      Requirements

      According to the Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September 2021, in order to be admitted to the University Master's degree in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law, 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

      TUITION FEES*

      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
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

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

      ✎│Tuition fees
       

      NOTE: the indicated public prices do not include in any case, neither the ECTS corresponding to the Formative Complements that the student must take (only master's degrees with previous Formative Complements), nor the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

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      * Current fees for the 23/24 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 24/25 academic year.

      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

    UC3M SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025 │ On-campus MODALITY

    CALL AM01-24/25 *

    For the academic year 2024-2025 a call has been published for a maximum of 4 scholarships for payment of the net enrolment fees for students accepted into the Master’s, with the following provision:

    • 2 scholarships of €1,500
    • 1 scholarship of €3,000
    • 1 scholarship of €4,500

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.
     

    Application deadline: May 31, 2024
     

    Partial resolutions:

    • first partial resolution: published on 8/3/2024
    • second partial resolution: published on 23/5/2024
    • third partial resolution: from June 20, 2024

    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the call, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.

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    📚 │ Scholarships

    💻 │ UC3M e-bulletin (BOEL) in Spanish

    General information on scholarships

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

    🎓 │ Scholarships to study a University Master

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule

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    • friday, september 8 and monday, september 11, 2023
    • 16:00 to 21:00 h. | Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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      IntroducTION

      Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (formerly blended-learning Master in Criminal Justice) aims to offer online specialization training on the main categories and institutions of substantive Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law, paying special attention to the criminal phenomena of our time, such as organized crime, corporate crime, and the tools of international legal cooperation or restorative justice. It also tries to deepen in the structures of imputation suitable to address this type of criminality from the principles that inspire the criminal law of the social and democratic rule of law.

      The virtual master's degree combines:

      • Virtual teaching (online)
      • Master's thesis, the defense of which may be done in person or online.

      The virtual or online modality allows students who for various reasons cannot attend classes in person to take our postgraduate course, providing flexibility and assisted learning to students in interaction with the faculty. Distance learning consists of studying the materials, following synchronous classes and mandatory participation in online tasks (such as forums led by the professor of each subject, practical tasks, tutorials, etc.).

      During the first term, the subjects are taught consecutively. Every Tuesday a synchronous master class is given (two classes per subject) and on the last Friday of each subject (every two weeks), a continuous evaluation activity is carried out synchronously, which is handed in at the end of the class. In the second term, due to the fact that the elective subjects are not taught consecutively, but simultaneously, the master classes of some subjects are taught on Tuesdays and others on Wednesdays, maintaining the system of practical classes as in the first term.

      As in the face-to-face mode of the Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law, the virtual mode consists of:

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

      From the second four-month period onwards, the area of specialization may be defined by choosing up to four electives from all the proposed courses.

      The evaluation of each subject will be carried out entirely online, and will consist of a continuous evaluation and a final exam after each term (January and May-June, respectively). 

      The defense of the Master's thesis will take place in June/July or September, either in person on campus or virtually, at the students' choice. During the week of the defense of the TFM, seminars on current events in criminal justice (with the possibility of following them on-line) and visits to courts and other institutions related to the functioning of the justice system may be organized.

      📥 │ Informative Triptych

    • CURRICULUM

      The syllabus for the Master's degree in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law 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

      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

    • QUALITY

      PROGRAMME’S QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Master’s programme complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the follow-up, analysis, review, assessment and quality of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación” (Programme Report).

      FACULTY AND COURSE PLAN

      ☛ Curriculum subjects and their faculty

      Graduate Profile and Competences

    • FACULTY

      UC3M FACULTY

      • ALCOCEBA GIL, JUAN MANUEL
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Visiting Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • ARNÁIZ SERRANO, AMAYA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • CARRETERO SANJUAN, MAITE
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Hired Predoctoral
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • DOPICO GÓMEZ ALLER, JACOBO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Full Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • FIODOROVA, ANNA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        PhD Assistant Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • GARCÍA PEÑA, EDUARDO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Assistant Professor / Lawyer
        GARCIA PEÑA & ANDUJAR ABOGADOS
        Brief CV
      • GARROCHO SALCEDO, ANA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Visiting Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • HERNÁNDEZ MOURA, BELÉN​
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Specific Assistant Professor
        PhD
        CV Abreviado
      • JULLIEN DE ASIS, JESSICA LAURA​
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Specific Assistant Professor
        PhD
        CV Abreviado
      • LÓPEZ JIMÉNEZ, RAQUEL
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • MUÑOZ LORENTE, JOSÉ AVELINO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • OTERO GONZALEZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Full Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Full Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV
      • VILLALBA LÓPEZ, NOEL
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Hired Predoctoral
        Brief CV
      • ZAFRA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS, ROCÍO
        Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
        Associate Professor
        PhD
        Brief CV

      EXTERNAL FACULTY

      • RODRÍGUEZ HORCAJO, DANIEL
        Hired PhD Professor
        PhD
        UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
      • 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
    • ADMISSION/ENROLLMENT

      Admission

      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:

      TUITION FEES*

      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
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

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

      ✎│Tuition fees
       

      NOTE: the indicated public prices do not include in any case, neither the ECTS corresponding to the Formative Complements that the student must take (only master's degrees with previous Formative Complements), nor the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

      _______

      * Current fees for the 23/24 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 24/25 academic year.

      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

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

      During the e-learning training, the evaluation of the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned will be based on:

      • Knowledge control of each module
      • Access to the platform

      Technical requirements for e-learning training:

      • Operating system Windows, Linux or Mac OS
      • Computer with internet connection
      • Internet Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Explorer updated to latest version)
      • Webcam and microphone
      • E-mail
      • The Virtual Master uses the Moodle learning platform developed mainly on GNU/Linux using Apache, MySQL and PHP (or LAMP platform).

      To manage Aula Global, you only need:

      • A computer and a browser. Please note that some features are not fully operational depending on which browser version. Moodle 2.4 recommends: Firefox 4, Safari 5, Chrome 11, Internet Explorer 8 (Internet Explorer 10 if you want the drag and drop option to work).
      • Connecting to the University Network / connecting to the Internet
      • Login to Campus Global with your passwords
      • Click on Aula Global (the link is on the left)

      Recommended computer equipment:

      • Computer: Pentium IV or higher
      • RAM 256 MB or more
      • CD-ROM drive x48
  • EXTENSIONS

    POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN COMPLIANCE

    Our Postgraduate course has been one of the first programs to provide training in Compliance in Spain.

    Designed and taught by professors from UPF and UC3M and professionals with recognized professional experience in the field of Compliance, it is aimed at all those professionals who wish to acquire specific knowledge in the field of regulatory compliance (Compliance) and, in particular, to those who are already working as Compliance Officers (COs), Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) or Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers (CECOs) and want to acquire the technical knowledge that support their work.

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