Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Master's Thesis
Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (Plan: 450 - Estudio: 275)


Department assigned to the subject: Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law Department

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
In order to be able to defend the TFM, students must have passed all the subjects of the Master's degree course.
In order to pass the course, students are expected to be able to: -Apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study. -Integrate knowledge and use it to face the complexity of making judgments based on incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. judgments -Communicate their conclusions, knowledge and ultimate reasons for them to a specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous manner. -Demonstrate that they have assimilated the basic methods and principles of research activity in the field of criminal procedural law. -To handle the sources of legal information specific to Criminal Justice. -To elaborate scientific-legal texts of quality and to carry out the analysis of the same effectively. -Apply knowledge of criminal and procedural institutions in the performance of legal functions. -To master the legal and doctrinal instruments that support the specific subject on which the work is developed. -To develop a complex, structured and logical study on criminal law and criminal procedural law. -To defend in public a study in a rational and structured way.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The Master's Thesis consists of the elaboration of an original research work in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law and its public presentation before an evaluating Tribunal composed of 2 professors. The student must write a report on the chosen topic in English or Spanish and publicly defend the main results obtained before a Tribunal. This subject is fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, mainly related to Goal 4 on gender equality, Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Learning activities and methodology
Specific rules Master´s Thesis: The professors will establish with their students the tutoring and delivery regime. Students must send the TFM in good time so that the professors can make the appropriate corrections in good time, taking into account the deadlines for deposit and delivery.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • David Evans, Paul Gruba and Justin Zobe. How to Write a Better Thesis. Springer. 2014
  • Yvonne N. Bui. How to Write a Master's Thesis. California:Sage. 2009
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Additional information
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