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Specialist in Prevention and awareness of sexual and gender violence from a multidisciplinary approach


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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction:  Diane Fernandez Romero y Mercedes Ruiz-Garijo


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Basic Information


The Title itself Specialist in Prevention and awareness of sexual and gender violence from a multidisciplinary approach aims to address sexual and gender violence in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary way. This implies understanding sexual violence in all its forms, including not only the most visible, such as assaults and sexual abuse, but also other less obvious (and yet widespread), such as symbolic sexual violence through the media. of communication or economic violence. The lack of training of health professionals, political or judicial operators, intervention and social services, etc. in terms of prevention, protection and care for those who suffer sexual and gender-based violence makes it necessary to implement this title. Its distance modality will allow a wide range of students to be able to take it.


Overall objective. Address the existing training deficit to comprehensively understand prevention, awareness and attention to sexual and gender violence.

Specific Objective 1. Contribute to the prevention and awareness of gender violence and sexual violence in all its forms.

Specific Objective 2. Contribute to the multidisciplinary approach to gender and sexual violence from a comprehensive perspective.

Specific Objective 3. Increase specialized employability in social intervention in different fields such as economics, legal or media related to sexual and gender violence.



  • Critically reflect on the meaning of "gender violence", "macho violence" and "sexual violence", within the different approaches of feminist theory.
  • Understand and apply the different research methods in Legal and Social Sciences, applied to research on gender violence and sexual violence.


  • Know the existing resources in all Public Administrations (aid, subsidies, social services, etc.), as well as existing Spanish and European laws (criminal, procedural, labor, etc.).
  • Detect situations of sexual violence and/or gender violence, in all its manifestations (economy and business, law, media, digital public spheres, etc.).
  • Prevent and mediate in cases of sexual violence and/or gender violence, in the professional field (health professionals, political or judicial operators, intervention and social services, etc).


List of modules and subjects of the study plan:

Modules/Subject/Subject and academic responsible


subjects / subjects




Module A. Theoretical Framework


A1 Theoretical approach to sexual and gender violence from an ethical dimension. Taught by Ms. Sonia Nuñez Puente and Ms. Diana Fernández Romero.



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A2 Violence against women. Typologies and definition. Taught by Ms. Eva Palomo Cermeño.


Module B. Education, psychology and health


B1. Co-education. Key tool in the prevention of violence. Taught by Ms. María Ávila Bravo-Villasante.


B.2. Gender violence in the health field. Taught by D. Dau García Dauder and by Dª Almudena Alameda Cuesta.


B.3. Psychosocial intervention with women victims of gender violence. Taught by Dª Carmen Lamana Peña.


Module C. Public Policies, Economy and Law.


C1: Comparative public policies on sexual violence. Taught by Julia Ropero Carrasco and Sandra López de Zubiría Díaz


C2: Economic and patrimonial violence against women. Taught by Dª Nuria Alonso Gallo.


C3. Gender, violence and Law. Taught by Dª Mercedes Ruiz Garijo.


Module D. Symbolic sexual violence


D1. Feminist activism and post-machismo in the digital public sphere. Taught by Ms. Sonia Nuñez Puente and Mr. Sergio D´Antonio Maceiras.


D2. Imaginaries, bodies and gender. Taught by Ms. Diana Fernández Romero and Ms. Gema Pastor Andrés.



Aimed especially at intervention and social services professionals, health professionals, State security forces and bodies, political or judicial operators, journalists and any other profession related to the prevention and care of those who suffer sexual and gender-based violence. It is aimed at both residents and non-residents in Spanish territory.

Academic Management and Faculty

Mercedes Ruiz-Garijo She is a Doctor of Law (UCM, 2001). Master in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies (UB, 2013). She is a professor of Financial and Tax Law at the URJC, with three six-year terms of research and one six-year transfer period. She develops the line of research on Law, Taxation and Gender. She has been IP of the Research Project "Fiscal and labor policies in favor of women entrepreneurs as a response to the economic crisis", of the Women's Institute, years 2012-2016. She is Responsible for Consolidated Research Group on Taxation Challenges of the XNUMXst Century and member of Teaching Innovation Group Recognized for the Inclusion of gender studies in university education. She also coordinates the URJC Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Member of the GENET Board of Directors.

Diane Fernandez Romero She has a degree and a PhD in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. She University specialist in Culture and Gender Violence by the UNED. Government Delegation Award for Doctoral Theses on Gender Violence. She is a professor at the URJC of Theories of Communication and Information and Digital Communication. She directs and participates in research projects on gender violence from a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses feminist activism, victimization processes or the representation of trafficking in public space. She has carried out research stays at universities in Porto, Lisbon, Bologna, Milan, Berlin or London.

Sonia Nunez Puente She is a Full Professor of Communication and Gender at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Her research focuses on the analysis of digital discourses and feminist activism. She has led different research projects on gender violence, victimization processes and digital practices. She has been a researcher for the Ramón y Cajal Program and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen (UK), as well as a professor at Vanderbilt University (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), among others.

Eva Palomo Cermeno She is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in the area of ​​Moral Philosophy. In 2015 she wrote the book Sylvia Pankhurst. suffragist and socialist, based on his doctoral thesis. He has publications in academic journals and monographs, as well as book chapters. Her lines of research and interests cover the history of feminist ideas and women's movements, debates around feminism and socialism, gender violence or the commodification of intimate life from a feminist perspective.

Julia Ropero Carrasco She is a Professor of Criminal Law at the Rey Juan Carlos University. She is the author of three monographs and numerous collaborations in collective books, as well as publications in different national and international magazines. The main lines of research on which these publications deal are: terrorism, organized crime, women and minors and Criminal Law, corruption, international legislative harmonization and judicial cooperation, which are part of competitive research projects at national and European level. She has taught in the last five years in the subject "Gender violence" in the Degree in Criminology of the URJC.

Nuria Alonso Gallo She has a degree in Economics from the UAM, a Master's degree in European Monetary Union from the UNED, PDD from the IESE Business School and a PhD in Economics from the URJC. She is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics II of the URJC. Professor of the University Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and, in this framework, has directed master's thesis and the doctoral thesis "Analysis from a gender perspective of the joint declaration of personal income tax in common fiscal territory and in Navarran foral territory". She is a member of the Research Project "Fiscal and labor policies in favor of women entrepreneurs as a response to the economic crisis" financed by the Women's Institute.

Gem Pastor Andres She has a degree in Fine Arts and a Doctorate in Communication Sciences. She is currently a professor at the URJC of Photography, Audiovisual Technologies and Design. She is part of a research project of the National Plan on the resignification of women in social networks, investigating the images of that environment. Her artistic and research work presents several interrelated lines of image study: both in its technical, artistic and semantic aspects. There is a parallel creative axis in which the analyzes of social discourses are combined with those of the plastic construction of the image from a gender perspective.

Maria Avila Bravo-Villasante She is a Visiting Professor, accredited as Contracted Doctor, at the URJC. She holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (URJC). She is a University specialist in Culture and Gender Violence (UNED). Master's Degree in Gender and Equality Policies and Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (URJC). Principal Investigator of the Erasmus+ PREVEX Project. Her lines of research: Philosophy of violence, feminist theories, violence against women, coeducation, anti-feminist reactions, ethics and political philosophy. Since 2019 she has been teaching the subject "Gender Violence" in the Degree in Criminology at URJC.

Sergio D'Antonio Maceiras is a sociologist, Master in Sociocultural Analysis of Knowledge and Communication and Doctor of Philosophy. He is a professor at the Faculty of Social Work of the UCM. He has participated in several scientific editorial projects and in numerous projects, including the national one “The resignification of the woman-victim in social networks: implications for the construction of vulnerability and resistance in online activism”. Among her publications on social networks and gender are Twitter Activism and Ethical Witnessing: Possibilities and Challenges of Feminist Politics Against Gender-Based Violence (in press). His main lines of research revolve around models for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, free culture and the philosophy of technology.

Dau Garcia Dauder He is a professor of Social Psychology at the Rey Juan Carlos University. She has written the book psychology and feminismForgotten history of pioneering women in psychology (2005, Narcea), fruit of his doctoral thesis. She has published several articles on the contributions of pioneering social scientists and the relationships between psychology and feminism. Together with Eulalia Pérez Sedeño she has written scientific lies about women (2017, The Cataract Books).

Almudena Alameda Alameda She is a Collaborating Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University in the Department of Nursing and Stomatology since 2004. Doctor in 2015, with the thesis “Discomfort on the margin. Subjects and transits in fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity». She has participated in the research projects "Feminist epistemologies and health activism: practices, care and emerging knowledge in biomedical contexts" (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2016-2019); and "Global Care Chains: impact on the health of immigrant women residing in the Community of Madrid (Carlos III Health Institute, years 2006-2009). Co-author of numerous publications, the most recent on "Gender bias and effort limitation therapeutic" in the journal Intensive Nursing, 2020.

Carmen Lamana Pena is, since 2007, Psychologist at Municipal Point 1 of the Regional Observatory of Gender Violence of Madrid, dependent on the General Directorate of Equality Policies and against Gender Violence of the Madrid City Council. She is an expert in Affirmative Psychology in Sexual and Gender Diversity. Official College of Psychology of Madrid. 2021; and Member of the working group “Sexual and Gender Diversity”. Official College of Psychology of Madrid. April 2014-Present. She is a speaker at the "Course of Civil Practice" and "Administrative Litigation" of the Illustrious Bar Association of Madrid. presentations; and Trainer in the course Comprehensive Care for Women Victims of Gender Violence. Municipal training plan of the Madrid City Council. She is the author of numerous publications.

Sandra Lopez de Zubiría She is Graduated in Criminology and Graduated in Law. She has a Master's in Analysis and Prevention of Terrorism. Master's degree for access to the legal profession. She has a PhD in Law from the Rey Juan Carlos University and in Political Science from the Roma Tre University. She is a professor in the area of ​​Criminal Law (Department of Public Law II) Rey Juan Carlos University. Vice-coordinator of the Degree in Criminology at the Rey Juan Carlos University.


Direction: Diana Fernandez Romero () Mercedes Ruiz Garijo ()

Academic Secretary: Irene Gutiérrez López ()

Coordination: Irene Gutiérrez López.

Organizing Entities: Equality Unit of the URJC.

Contact: ;

Duration and development

Format : Online

Credits: 30 ECTS           

Total distance teaching hours: 300.

The rest of the hours up to 25 hours per ECTS Credit correspond to student work.

Expected start: 20th October 2023              

Intended end: 23 2024 March

A title of specialist of 30 ECTS credits distributed in 4 specialization modules, with 10 different subjects.

In order to favor the reconciliation of work and personal life and to promote that the training offer is attractive and accessible to employed people or with conditional or limited temporary availability and for people not residing in Spanish territory, a distance learning system has been proposed. (on line) based on the magisterial lesson but with different contents, in each subject, through the Virtual Classroom and with the realization of training activities by the students (reading of the bibliography, debates on issues raised among the students on the occasion of the viewing of documentaries, films, etc.). The classes can be followed in asynchronous mode (recorded).

Reservation of place and enrollment

Start date: 20th October 2023

Pre-registration: June 16 to September 30, 2023

Registration: from 1 to 10 October 2023

Title price: $1.500 

Pre-registration: €250. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

No. of Places: minimum 20, maximum 30

Number of reservation places: 1

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.