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Doctoral Programme in Forensic Sciences

OVERVIEW 
The 3rd cycle of studies in Forensic Sciences of the University of Porto is a tailor-made program that enables people from multiple backgrounds to acquire the specialized forensic skills and investigational autonomy in Forensic Sciences, through the development of a doctoral thesis. During the first year, the students attend a short core curriculum covering several emerging areas of Forensic Sciences, as well as issues related to Juridical Sciences, Criminology and investigation methodologies. This common core is followed by a variety of optional curricular units encompassing the main research areas of forensic sciences, which allows students to obtain a specialization in Forensic Medical Sciences, Forensic Laboratory Sciences or Forensic Psychological Sciences.
Such a broad, multidisciplinary approach is guaranteed by the collaboration of diverse and distinct Schools of the University of Porto, identified below.

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS
Faculties of Medicine, Law, Psychology and Education, Pharmacy, Sciences and Dental Medicine as well as the Biomedical Sciences Institute “Abel Salazar”. 

ELIGIBILITY
Degree in medicine or other health related sciences, odontology, law, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biology, psychology, anthropology, nursing, social services, sociology, criminal sciences and police sciences. Other areas, upon curricular evaluation, may be considered.

STUDENTS CAN DEVELOP THEIR THESIS IN THE AREAS OF
Clinical forensic medicine, forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anatomopathology, Death Scene Investigation, Forensic Odontology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Geology, Forensic Plant Biology and Palynology, Forensic Entomology, Ballistics and other forensic sciences.

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NUMERUS CLAUSUS

Min: 5   Max: 15

 

APPLICATIONS

1st Phase

Online Applications: 18/ 05/ 2015 to 07/ 09/ 2015

Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants (on-line): The lists will be available until 25/ 09/ 2015

Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 28/09/2015 to 29/09/2015

Registration deadline: 01/10/2015 to 09/10/2015

 

BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

Starting Date: 19/10/2015

ONE UNIT EDUCATION 2015/2016

 

 

FEE

 

FEE

Fee Full Time: Reference value of UP = 2750¤  /year

Fee Part Time: 2062,5¤ /year

 

FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Tuition fee for students covered by the International Student Status, approved by Decree-Law 36/2014 of 10 March)

Fee Full Time: 7500¤ /year

Fee Part Time: 5625¤/year

 

Fee Full Time (CPLP):  3750¤ /year

Fee Part Time (CPLP): 2812,5¤ /year

 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS_ MORE INFORMATION HERE!


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APPLICATION ONLINE HERE





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REGISTRATION ONLINE HERE


Contacts

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Department for Research and Post-Graduate Studies 
Tel.: + 351 22 551 36 76
Fax.: + 351 22 551 36 92
E.Mail - daipg@med.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 5122
Acronym: PDCF
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units

Certificates

  • Forensic Sciences (240 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Ciências Forenses, Ramo em Ciências Laboratoriais Forenses (60 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Ciências Forenses,Ramo em Psiquiatria e Psicologia Forenses (60 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Ciências Forenses, Ramo Medicina legal (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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