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Official Master’s Degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention


The Official Master’s Degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention (MAPcc) is the only official online master’s degree in criminology in Spain and Latin America, designed to train professional experts in crime analysis and prevention. This official postgraduate distance learning program in criminology features highly qualified faculty of the highest international prestige and is delivered with a modern learning methodology entirely through virtual means (distance classes, tutoring via videoconferences or messaging, forums, interactive teaching materials, etc.), with continuous and fully remote evaluation. The MAPcconsists of 60  ECTS credits, designed to be completed within an academic year.

The Official Master’s Degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention offers modern specialization for criminologists, police officers, policymakers, technicians, security experts, crime prevention specialists, and crime treatment professionals. Its curriculum allows students to understand theories and techniques of geographic crime analysis, criminal profiling, advance in the application of situational crime prevention, risk assessment of violence, as well as other subjects and  research lines that make these studies unique for their applied content. From a modern criminological perspective and based on crime sciences, the Official Master’s Degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention trains its students in the use of tools such as the ArcGIS* platform, which enables them to identify crime hotspots, display geographic crime distribution patterns, and apply criminal profiling techniques.

To enroll in the MAPc, at least the following technical means are required: a computer, a device with a camera, and an internet connection.

Objectives and Target Audience

The objective of this official online Master’s Degree in Criminology is to train students in the analysis of criminal phenomena and in the design, treatment, evaluation, and application of crime prevention strategies and techniques in both public and private sectors.

This official postgraduate distance learning program in criminology is aimed at: University Graduates: Individuals seeking education and specialization in security and criminology.
Graduates and Degree Holders: Those wishing to pursue doctoral studies.
Members of Security Forces: Law enforcement personnel from any part of the world.
Executives, Managers, and Consultants: Professionals responsible for public and private security management.
Policymakers and Technicians: Officials from public or private, national or international organizations.
Other Interested Parties: Anyone interested in these disciplines.
This program provides advanced training for those seeking to deepen their knowledge and enhance their expertise in criminology and security through a flexible, online learning format.

Learning Methodology

The program is designed to offer students a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, utilizing a distance learning methodology that facilitates an easy, advanced, dynamic, interactive, and continuous education, with assessments conducted exclusively online. By leveraging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the aim is for students to take responsibility for their own learning, participate in individual or group activities, reflect on their actions and outcomes, and ultimately develop critical thinking, collaborative attitudes, and professional skills autonomously.

Virtual Campus UMH: This serves as a fundamental tool for interaction between teachers and students. Through it, both parties can establish direct communication via:

§  Masterclass virtuales: en cada asignatura los profesores expertos impartirán conferencias virtuales que estarán a disposición del alumno en el campus virtual.

§  Virtual Masterclasses: Each subject will include digitized syllabi.

§  Individual and Collective Tutoring: Students will participate in personalized tutoring sessions with faculty and peers via videoconferences.

§  Forums:  There will be forums to discuss key aspects of each subject.

§  Bibliographic Resources:  Highlighted bibliographic materials will be made available to students.

From the start of the course, each week students will have access to a new session for each subject on the Virtual Campus, presenting various educational resources (video classes for each session, syllabi, forums, etc.). The classes are asynchronous, meaning students can access the sessions at any time during the course.

This official online postgraduate program in criminology is delivered by professors and specialists of national and international renown. To ensure high-quality content and support students in maximizing their learning experience, the MAPc features various teaching roles:

§  Course Coordinator:  Each of the eleven subjects in the MAPhas a teacher responsible for coordinating the material, addressing student inquiries, organizing and moderating forums, delivering video classes, and overall directing the subject

§  Academic Supervisor: This teacher assists in validating the subject records for the external course coordinators.

§  Expert Lecturer:  Each subject in the  MAPcincludes at least ten video classes referred to as “fundamental concepts.” The expert lecturer is responsible for presenting these knowledge capsules, allowing top national and international professionals, researchers, and experts to share their in-depth knowledge on specific topics.

§  Tutor de TFM: The master’s thesis is an original scientific theoretical or practical work that applies and develops the knowledge and skills acquired during the master’s program. Each student is assigned a thesis advisor  TFM in the first semester to guide and mentor their thesis, which should focus on one of research lines..


Tutor Program

Each student is assigned a professor-tutor responsible for their personal follow-up, advising them on academic matters (study time organization, credit distribution, exam schedules, access to university resources, etc.). This individualized follow-up activity aims to enhance academic performance and integration into university life.


Royal Decree 822/2021, of September 28, allows access to university master’s studies for students who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies. Below is the information related to this conditional admission:

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Spanish university or within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) who have pending completion of their final thesis (TFG) and a maximum of 9 ECTS credits can apply.
Priority for enrollment will be given to students who already hold a university degree.

  • Students will not be able to obtain the Master’s degree if they have not first obtained their Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students will not be able to obtain the Master’s degree if they have not first obtained their Bachelor’s degree.
  • Conditional admission is not available to students from outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Enrollment Procedure


First Period:  March 20 to June 21, 2024 

Second Period: July 26 to September 6, 2024

The pre-registration application will be made through the online application available at the following link. link.

  1. Fill out the required information in the enrollment application. Pre-registration
  2. Submit the following documents:
    • Copy of DNI (both sides), NIE (for residents in Spain), or passport (for foreign students).
    • Degree that grants access to the Master’s or proof of having requested the degree and paid the issuance fees.
    • Official academic certificate including the GPA or SET (European Diploma Supplement).
    • Curriculum vitae with a brief description of experience and training related to the Master’s.
    • Cover letter.

For students with foreign degrees:
1. If the foreign degree is previously homologated or has an equivalency statement from the Spanish Ministry of Education:
Present the homologation credential or equivalency statement of the foreign degree.

2.Degrees issued in EU member states, signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and Switzerland:
No legalization is required.

3. For non-homologated foreign degrees or those without an equivalency statement from outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA):
After verifying the correctness of the provided documentation, the student will be required to pay the fee for the equivalence study as established in the Council’s fee decree (€155.22).

For more information on the pre-registration process:
Pre-registration Information

Click the following link to pre-register:

B. Admission

Admission will be conducted by the director of the Official Master’s Degree in Criminological and Victimological Intervention, based on established criteria. The lists of admitted, excluded, and waitlisted students for this official Master’s in criminology will be published on the Crímina and . UMH websites.

Provisional Lists:

First Period: Publication of admitted, excluded, and waitlisted lists on July 8, 2024.
Second Period: If vacancies are available, the publication of admitted, excluded, and waitlisted lists will be on September 13, 2024.

Final Lists:

First Period: July 22, 2024.
Second Period:
September 23, 2024.


First Period July 22 to July 24, 2024
Second Period: September 23 to September 25, 2024

Enrollment will be conducted online. Admitted students will receive individual enrollment instructions via email and/or  SMS.

  • Number of Seats: 75
  • Official Price: 2.120,40€
  • Course Start:
  • Course End:
  • 1st Pre-registration Period:
    from 20 March to 21 June 2024.
  • 2nd Pre-registration Period:
    from 26 July to 6 September 2024 (pending approval)
More information on the UMH website

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