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Master Degree in Forensic Medicine

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

Access qualificationsCandidates who meet the conditions set forth in Article 17, of Decree-Law No.74/2006, of 24 March, republished by Decree-Law No. 65/2018, of 16 August, with the changes introduced by Decree-Law No. 27/2021, of 16 April, from the areas of Health Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Law, or related areas, are admitted to the second cycle of studies in Forensic Medicine (MML).

Duration of the master's degree: 2 years.

Schedule: Fridays from 14h00 to 20h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 20h00.

BEGINNING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR: from 15 September 2023


It aims to provide a deepening of knowledge in the forensic medicine area at a post-graduate level and an application of medical knowledge to law issues so that at the end of the course, students are qualified to work as forensic medicine experts, forensic medicine services, criminal investigation technicians, or forensic medicine professors, among others.


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General Regulation 2nd Cycles of Studies -  document available only in Portuguese.

Rules for the elaboration of the dissertation -  document available only in Portuguese.

International student:

International student, find all the answers you need to study at the University of Porto, at the following link: 

International Students - Frequently Asked Questions

For degrees obtained in foreign countries, international students must submit, in the application process, a certificate/declaration issued by the institution that awarded the degree with the final classification and the used grading scale. These documents must contain the Hague Apostille or be validated by the Portuguese Consulate/Embassy in the country where the degree was awarded.


1st phase: 10 vacancies
2nd phase: 20 vacancies

Ranking criteria

  1st phase  2nd phase
 Submission of applications  24-02-2023 - 21-04-2023  17-07-2023 - 25-07-2023
 Posting of provisional results  10-05-2023  01-08-2023
 Prior hearing  11-05-2023 - 24-05-2023  02-08-2023 - 16-08-2023
 Posting of final results  30-05-2023  01-09-2023
 Submission of complaints  31-05-2023 - 21-06-2023  04-09-2023 - 22-09-2023
 Publication of the decision on complaints  28-06-2023  02-10-2023
 Enrolment  31-05-2023 - 12-06-2023  04-09-2023 - 08-09-2023
 Possible admission of non-placed candidates  13-06-2023 - 22-06-2023  11-09-2023 to 15-09-2023
 Publication of leftover vacancies for next phase  23-06-2023  

Numerus clausus: 30

Minimum number of students for the cycle of studies to operate: 15.

The application is subject to a non-refundable payment of 55 euros.

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tuition fees

Tuition fees may be paid in full at the time of enrolment or in 10 monthly instalments, the first being due at the time of enrolment/registration and the remaining in the months following the beginning of the academic year until the last day of each month. 

NOTE: For any queries regarding tuition fees, please consult the tuition fees regulation - document available only in Portuguese.

To present your application please enter in "admission applications" in your options menu (on your right) or access to the banner "Applications" available in the main page of ICBAS. 


For information on applications or registrations please contact:

Academic Affairs

Goreti Lobo


Zélia Lopes




Email: posgrad@icbas.up.pt

Opening hours:

♦ 10h00 - 12h00
♦ 14h00 - 15h30

General information

Official Code: 6496
Director: Agostinho Santos
Acronym: MML
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Master Degree in Forensic Medicine (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master Course in Forensic Medicine (68 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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