2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Criminology for Investigation and Security

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8491
Degree Programme Class LM-88 - Sociology and social research
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Programme Director Raffaella Sette
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to thepossession of a 1st cycle degree, or other suitable qualification obtainedabroad, in one of the following subject areas: anthropology, communication,culture, economics, law, politology, psychology, sociology, health, history.

To be able to profitably follow the 2nd cycle degree programme inCriminology for Investigation and Security, students must have:

- knowledge of a European Union language: to at least B1 of theEuropean reference framework, or 8 CFU in a European language, also throughlaboratory activities;

-appropriate personal knowledge and skills.

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is also subject to theassessment of the students' personal competencies and skills, in the mannerindicated in the call for applications, based on a criterion or combination ofcriteria (including for example the assessment of qualifications, academiccurriculum, motivations, interview, written test, or minimum degree grade) asdefined annually by the Degree Programme Board and published on the UniversityPortal.

If no degree certificate and/or above-mentioned knowledge ispossessed, admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to apreliminary assessment by a Board to ascertain the required knowledge andskills. The assessment procedures will be defined annually by the DegreeProgramme Board and published on the University portal.

A special Admissions session may be held for internationalstudents, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personalcompetencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the scheduleestablished in the call for applications for study grants (which indicativelyexpires in May). International students who pass the above-mentioned assessmentare exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies andskills required for other students.

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme in Criminology for Investigation and Security providesgraduates with the theoretical and practical tools to work in criminologyfields, based on modern investigative techniques and appropriate competences inthe methods of security and crime prevention. For this purpose, the programmeincludes learning activities in: criminology; the study of the institutionalframework for the prevention of criminal deviance and local and nationalsecurity policies; the study of subjects that provide an understanding ofcriminal phenomena, including public economics, psychology, research methodsand criminal law. The programme includes learning activities aiming to develophigh-profile professional skills to work in the security sector in planning andmanagement positions. The learning outcomes are achieved in three learningareas (Criminology, Victimology and Security; Sociology; Law, Politology,History and Economics), aiming to provide graduates with the complex set ofknowledge indispensable for tackling criminal behaviour and deviance.


Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (PHD Programmes/Specialisation Schools) or second level of Professional Master's Programmes


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