Postgraduate in Compliance and Cybersecurity

Type of programme
Postgraduate degrees
between 02-11-2023 and 11-07-2024
€169.00 / ECTS x 15 = €2,535.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2023-2024 academic year.
Mondays and Thursdays, 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
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Reasons to take this postgraduate

  1. There is a growing need for compliance officers, since it is one of the professional profiles currently most in demand in companies.
  1. Along with theoretical and practical knowledge about compliance, this postgraduate will also provide complementary knowledge from the field of cybersecurity and the technological tools to help manage compliance.
  2. The teaching body consists of professionals who have broad experience in this sector. 


Design, implementation and management of corporate compliance programmes and preventive defence strategies faced with penal and technological risks

Since the criminal responsibility of legal persons was set out in 2010 until now, successive reforms of the Spanish Criminal Code have defined the tax budgets covering this responsibility and compliance programmes as the only way to be exempt from it.  The doctrinal and jurisprudential trajectory of this material has established an unprecedented synergy between criminal and business law, thus generating an educational need in a field that is still new.

Faced with this scenario, and after offering a Specialisation Course in Compliance and Cybercrime for four years running, UIC Barcelona and Molins Abogados – Defensa Penal are now offering a broader postgraduate degree programme, with the main purpose of providing the necessary technical and legal training to compliance officers who are at the start of their professional career.  This course is also open to people who work in legal advisory services and professionals who hold positions involving a certain degree of responsibility in companies and institutions in both the public and private sectors. 

Our Postgraduate Degree in Compliance and Cybersecurity takes an eminently practical approach and is taught by prestigious members of our teaching staff.  The main aim of this postgraduate degree is to teach students about designing and implementing a CPM (crime prevention model) while taking into consideration the challenges of the digital transformation of companies and emerging problems in the field of cybersecurity, all oriented towards avoiding criminal responsibility for legal persons. 


This programme offers a profound view of the profile of compliance officers and provides technical and legal tools to tackle technological risks in companies during each of the three stages of the implementation of a CPM (crime prevention model).

  1. Crime prevention
    Risk analysis, protocol design, training and awareness-raising for employees and management.
  2. Crime detection
    Inspections, internal investigations, forensic IT, audits, whistleblowing hotline.
  3. Reaction to detection of crime and/or irregular behaviour
    Disciplinary measures, review and improvement of CP, criminal defence strategies.

Module I: Criminal Responsibility of Legal Persons and Criminal Compliance (5 ECTS)

  1. Practical issues of compliance
  2. Corporate criminal liability
  3. Crime prevention models or compliance programmes
  4. The compliance office
  5. Criminal compliance I: Crime prevention in companies
  6. Criminal compliance II: Crime detection in companies
  7. Criminal compliance III: Reaction to crimes in companies

Module II: Technology, Cybersecurity and Compliance (5 ECTS)

  1. Basic cybersecurity
  2. Compliance, corporate governance and cybersecurity
  3. Digital transformation of companies and management of cybersecurity in corporate environments.
  4. Prevention and reaction in cyber environments
  5. Management of incidents and business continuity
  6. Evaluation and auditing of cybersecurity
  7. Technological and corporate trends in the area of cybersecurity
  8. Public-private cooperation business-State security forces
  9. Concrete framework for the application of corporate cybersecurity:  The prevention of money laundering, data protection, online reputation and compliance, crimes committed using ICT

Module III: Corporate Defence (2 ETCS)

  1. Legal framework of criminal responsibility for fiscal individuals
  2. Corporate defence strategies in companies
  3. Casa analysis. Jurisprudential contributions

Module IV: Work placement (3 ETCS)

  • Option 1:  External professional work placement (or recognition of previous work experience) subject to meeting the requirements and successfully passing the selection process (subject to availability and selection).
  • Option 2: Final Degree Project (FDP)

Study programme and subjects 2023-2024

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas y Compliance Penal Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Corporate Defense Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Practicum Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Tecnología, Ciberseguridad y Compliance Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dr Jesús Mª. Silva Sánchez

Professor of Criminal Law at the UPF and President of the Academic Council at Molins, Criminal defence

Dr Mª. Alejandra Vargas

Criminal lawyer and an associate lecturer of Criminal Law at UIC Barcelona.

Dr Raquel Montaner

Lecturer of Criminal Law at the UPF and director of the department of Corporate Defense & Compliance at Molins, Criminal defence

Prof. Joan Castaño

Compliance officer and DPO (GDPR) of the RACC Group

Prof. Maria Tornos

Lawyer, Consultant in Corporate Compliance and Compliance Officer of the Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana Foundation

Prof. Josep Maria Torras Coll

Magistrate of the Provincial Court of Barcelona

Prof. Óscar Serrano

Prosecutor Fiscal specialised in compliance and financial crimes

Dr Víctor Gómez Martín

Accredited Professor of Criminal Law at the UB and consultant at Molins, Criminal defence

Dr Beatriz Goena

Lawyer at Molins & Silva and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Navarra

Prof. Juan-Jorge Gili

Senior Corporate Risk Manager de Novartis

Pof. Rafael Solórzano

IT Compliance Officer IPG

Dr Ramon Ragués

Professor of Criminal Law at the UPF and consultant at Molins, Criminal defence

Prof. Jorge Navarro

Partner at Molins, Criminal defence. Head of the Corporate Defense Department

Prof. Anna Nuñez

Lawyer and coordinator of the Department of Corporate Defense at Molins, Criminal defence

Prof. Xavier Ribas

Managing partner at Ribas y Asociados

Prof. Eloi Font

Managing partner at Font Advocats and coordinator of the Master's degree in cybercrime

Prof. Abraham Pasamar


Prof. Oriol Roses

COO INCIDE Director of Operations

Prof. Cristina Muñoz-Aycuens

Senior Forensic / Advisory Manager at Grant Thornton Spain

Prof. Rafael López

Vice President of the Catalan Association of Technological Judicial Experts

Prof. Carlos Cosials

ALM / IoT Senior Business Consultant at Integral PLM Experts and associate professor UIC Barcelona

Prof. Ramón Miralles

Partner of Ecix Group - Director of project quality Privacy, Risk & Compliance

Prof. Oscar Ramos Novo

Foreman. Central Unit of Computer Crimes. Police of the Generalitat - Mossos d’Esquadra

Prof. Ana Carolina Oliveira

Criminal Lawyer - Assistant Professor at Pompeu Fabra University

Prof. Marc Molins

Criminal Lawyer - Founding Partner at Molins & Parés Criminal Compliance

Prof. Carles Martínez

Criminal Lawyer - Partner at Roig & Bergés & Martínez criminal lawyers

Dr. Íñigo de Ros Raventós

Criminal Lawyer in Cuatrecasas. Associate Professor UIC Barcelona

Professor Ramiro Cid del Corral

Region Europe south IT security officer for The Linde Group

Dr Laura Zúñiga Rodríguez

Full professor of criminal law at the University of Salamanca

Dr Paula Ramírez Barbosa

Chief public prosecutor of criminal affairs for the Office of the Attorney General (Colombia) and lecturer in economic criminal law and compliance.

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Prerequisites & admissions

Intended for

Graduates of law; although it is also of special interest to any professionals wishing to acquire specific knowledge on the subject of Compliance and to equip themselves with the technical knowledge to underpin this objective. It is also expected that participants may be company lawyers, economists, internal and external auditors, consultants and other professionals who wish to receive training in Compliance.

Access requirements

Your qualifications for access, a copy of your CV and a letter of motivation. You need to send the CV and letter of motivation to, specifying the qualifications which will provide access to your chosen study programme. 


Information and Admissions
Marta Subiñas
Phone number / WhatsApp: +34 651 82 61 57

Online mode

Online postgraduate

With a view to adapting to current needs and trends, UIC Barcelona and Molins Criminal Defence Lawyers also offer students the option to study remotely for the Postgraduate in Compliance and Cybersecurity for compliance officers and legal advisors in companies.  

The Online Specialisation Postgraduate in Compliance and Cybersecurity will broadcast live each of the on-site sessions, which may also be viewed via deferred transmission on UIC Barcelona’s Virtual Campus.

The teaching staff’s experience and prestige, the postgraduate's hands-on approach and the facilities afforded by the virtual environment make this distance learning postgraduate a top-rate educational tool that is accessible to everyone.


The virtual version of the Postgraduate Degree in Compliance and Cybersecurity guarantees virtual attendance to all the on-site course classes for participants, whether by attending streaming sessions on the days the classes are taught (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. (Barcelona time) or by accessing the virtual platform where they can be viewed afterwards.

The monitoring and evaluation of each participant will be undertaken individually, with attendance or subsequent viewing of each of the sessions being an essential requisite of the postgraduate degree in order to obtain accreditation. 

Why choose distance learning?

  1. Individual attention
  2. Access to postgradute materials via our virtual campus.
  3. The opportunity to attend the postgraduate classes virtually and take part in debates and questions
  4. The opportunity to watch pre-recorded classes