Criminology

Full Accreditation, for 6 years, by A3ES (Portuguese Accreditation Agency), 22-06-2016 (link)

Admission Exams
Economy, History or Portuguese.

Places

If you choose this course, you will be able to perform duties not only at the level of criminal investigation, but also in the consultancy and drafting of criminal policy programs, victim support programs, programs for the prevention and reintegration of offenders and penitentiary programs; support for security forces, courts and private security companies; training, teaching and research. The Criminologist can develop his/her professional activity in institutional contexts as: security forces; Ministry of National Defense; Immigration and Borders Service; Courts of Justice; Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services; educational centers; municipalities; educational institutions; research centers; victim support institutions; mediation offices; law firms; private security services and even as a liberal professional.

WHY CHOOSE CRIMINOLOGY AT UFP?

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Our teachers keep close and supportive throughout your course.

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Highly qualified, differentiated and experienced faculty, nationally and internationally recognized.

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Programs of curricular units with up-to-date scientific and technical contents and a close relationship to practice, which allow students to learn in a real context and gradually adapt to future professional life.

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Final internship providing an unparalleled semi-professional experience, preparing students for a better insertion in the job market.

YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

Educational success is achieved through teamwork. During your application process, and whenever you need it, you will have the support and advice of a team of professionals.

Professors

In addition to being academically qualified, our teaching staff is known to be very open and available to clarify your questions

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team, created with UFP collaborators who are mostly alumni of the university, aims to facilitate the integration of the new students.

Staff

In-person (during office hours) or a click away, our staff is professional and willing to help.

STUDY PLAN

1st Cycle – Licenciatura (BA)* Duration: 6 Semesters · ECTS: 180 ECTS

According to Dispatch no. 12236/2013 DR 2nd series no. 185 of 25 September 2013.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
History of Criminal Thought
6
Social Psychology
6
Methodology of Social Sciences
6
Ethics and Professional Deontology
6
Communication Grammar
3
English I
3
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Biological and Psychological Perspectives of Crime
6
Sociological Perspectives of Crime
6
Juvenile Delinquency
6
Criminal Law
6
Portuguese Constitution and the European Union
3
English II
3
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Techniques of Criminal Inquiry
6
Psychosociology of Conflict: Negotiation and Mediation
6
Family and Minors Law
6
Criminal Law and Procedure I
6
Optional I
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Psychopathology and Crime
6
Criminology and Victimology
6
Criminal Law and Procedure II
6
Skills: Legal Medicine and Toxicology
6
Optional II
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Crime and Addictions
6
Crime: Prevention and Social Reintegration
6
Sex Crimes and Gender
6
Correctional Systems and Execution of Sentences
6
Optional III
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Internship
24
Graduation Project
6

* Successful completion of all courses integrating the study plan of the 1st cycle (180 ECTS) confers the Licenciatura (BA) degree.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Dr. Ana Sacau

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EXCHANGE PROGRAM/STUDY ABROAD

    • University Fernando Pessoa’s students (UFP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

     

    • Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which UFP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

     

    • Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).
ANTIGOS ALUNOS

Alumnus Sofia Abreu is, since 2016, Superior Technician of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice.

ANTIGOS ALUNOS

Alumnus Manuel Gomes is, since 2005, Intelligent Analys/Spotter at Política de Segurança Pública.

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