Bachelor's programs
Instituto Universitário (IUEM)

Forensic and Criminal Sciences

Duration (Years)
Investment (euros)
The Undergraduate Degree in Forensic and Criminal Science offers an innovative and pioneering programme in Portugal. The degree arose in response to the need to train forensic scientists with encompassing and interdisciplinary skills in the different...

Why you should apply

Strong practical component
Guaranteed internships
Career prospects
Taught in English or In Portuguese


Get on board for this journey

  • Quantitative Methods in Forensic Science
  • Forensic Chemistry I
  • Animal and Plant Biology
  • Introduction to Forensic Laboratories
  • General Anatomy
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
  • Statistics Applied to Forensic Science
  • Forensic Chemistry II
  • Biochemistry
  • Forensic Physics
  • Physiology and Post-Mortem procedures
  • Introduction to Law

What you need to apply

For students coming from a non-Portuguese High School (EU):

  • Have completed, or have completed in the current academic year, a course of high school education;
  • Have taken in the two previous years or be taking in the year in which you apply for, the entrance exams — national examinations of secondary education (homologous to the portuguese national exams) — fixed for the course to which you intend to apply. These candidates will have to request the equivalence of their foreign secondary education at a public portuguese high school or at DGE Portugal - General-Directorate of Education. Afterwards, while applying to Egas Moniz, candidates have to request the replacement of the portuguese entrance examination through article 20-A.

For non-EU students:

  • Non-holders of any EU citizenship (in accordance with Article 2 of the Regulation);
  • Be the holder of a high school qualification or equivalent (through Equivalence of Foreign Qualifications at DGE);
  • Have taken national final exams of foreign secondary education that are considered homologous to the entrance exams set for the chosen program. - In the absence of said exams, the candidate will have to take an aptitude test at the institution.

Application Deadlines

For EU students: July 19th

Application Regime

For EU students: (IUEM / ESSEM) | Institutional Contest

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