Master's Degree in Analysis and Criminal Investigation UDIMA - Universidad a Distancia de Madrid
The Master's Degree in Criminal Analysis and Investigation is designed to train highly qualified professionals in the field of Forensic Sciences both in the private and public spheres, providing them with a practical and competitive profile. To do this, the student will be provided with knowledge that will allow them to be trained to carry out adequately and with guarantees a work of management, advice and evaluations in any other sector, both in the global scope of the institution, and in any of its functional areas: criminal analysis in the field of forensic sciences, human behavior, obtaining information from witnesses and victims of criminal acts. For this, the student will be provided with the necessary tools to carry out their work by applying the knowledge acquired during the completion of the master's degree.
The Master's Degree in Criminal Analysis and Investigation is preferably aimed at those who have completed any of the following official university degrees:
- Criminology (or analogous name).
- Law, having to carry out the training complements, as long as it is necessary.
- Psychology, having to carry out the training complements, as long as it is necessary.
Those who have completed other official university degrees not related to the content of the Master may also access the Master, having to complete the training complements, as long as it is necessary. Those who certify the knowledge and competencies of these subjects through their own university degrees or in qualifying studies for the professional exercise of activities related to Criminology (State Security Forces and Bodies and professionals in private security, provided they meet the requirement to be in possession of an official university degree).
Recognitions from other related degrees
Specifically, for the Master's Degree in Criminal Analysis and Investigation, the following credits may be recognized:
- The Own University Degrees that, with a professional nature, affect the specific subjects contemplated in the Master, provided that their orientation is related to the field of criminal investigation and analysis.
- The professional experience they can bring:
- Officials of the Security Forces and Bodies that certify training and experience related to criminology.
- Officials of the state, regional or local Administration who certify training and experience in the subjects of the Master.
- Officials whose professional practice is related to the Administration of Justice (judges, prosecutors, forensic doctors ...) and who certify training and experience related to the subjects of the Master.
- Personnel who perform Judicial Police functions.
- Private detectives who accredit training and experience in the subjects of the Master.
- Personnel of security companies that justify training and experience in the subjects of the Master.
In order to recognize 6 ECTS by virtue of accredited professional experience, a minimum period of exercise of the activity of 240 hours will be required (that is, the criterion is met that in order to recognize 1 ECTS, 40 hours of exercise of the related activity are required with the Master), providing the following evidence through the following documents and certificates:
- Minimum age indicated in these functions through the certificate of working life or company certification.
- Business certificate detailing the functions performed in the position.
- In the case of self-employed workers, evidence of the development of the activity (employment certificate, affidavit, etc.) will be provided.
Recognition for professional experience will be linked to the subject "External Internships", given its fundamentally practical nature.
In all cases, the Madrid Distance University ( UDIMA ) reserves the right to request the student, or the natural or legal person that it deems appropriate, any other documentary evidence that may be required to ensure the certification of the prior professional activity of the pupil.
Likewise, the Madrid Distance University ( UDIMA ) reserves the right to accept, or reject, the certifications presented by the student for this validation.
This Title would provide in the labor market, highlighting, among others, the following:
- Director of legal and criminological consulting teams.
- Criminal expert in different specialties: Investigation in fires and explosions, Documentscopy and calligraphic expertise, Ocular inspections and lofoscopy, Forensic infographics, Forensic acoustics, Forensic entomology, Forensic genetics.
- Advisor for the criminological treatment of minors, family, crime victims, family mediation and gender violence.
- Criminal and family mediation.
- Expert and criminologist advisor.
- Member of the treatment teams in Penitentiary Institutions.
- Research, university teaching and continuing education.
- Action and criminal policy.
- Advice to lawyers, politicians and business related to criminology and forensic sciences.
- Counseling and participation in informative and information programs in the criminal and criminalistic field in the media.
- Crime prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary).
- Design and management of prevention and intervention programs.
- Advisor to international organizations (United Nations, Council of Europe, etc).
Finally, it is necessary to highlight that the most practical and / or experimental competences are acquired fundamentally through external internships, through the corresponding collaboration agreements, which more than ensure the acquisition of the competencies of this program.