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...
You have at your disposal a series of infrastructures, including a forensics laboratory, chemical testing laboratories, crime scenes and a document analysis room, among others.
Having internships and taking part in training courses at the various institutions with which we have cooperation agreements.
Work in laboratories dedicated to analysing forensic traces, carrying out sample/trace analysis (biological, chemical, toxicological, finger prints, documents, comparing handwriting and ballistics).
Work as an expert for insurance firms, banking institutions, lawyers’ firms and research and development laboratories.
Pursue an academic career, furthering your education in second and third cycle courses specific to forensic science or crime scene investigation.
Pursue a scientific career in fields such as Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, and others, due to the high level of laboratory experience gained during your degree.
Taught in English or In Portuguese
Allowing the globalization of teaching and the internationalization of students. Here, students are really evolved in a multicultural and international context.
Get on board for this journey
Quantitative Methods in Forensic Science
Forensic Chemistry I
Animal and Plant Biology
Introduction to Forensic Laboratories
Introduction to Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
Statistics Applied to Forensic Science
Forensic Chemistry II
Physiology and Post-Mortem procedures
Introduction to Law
What you need
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;
Hold a foreign secondary education course and wish to apply under the terms of article 20-A of Decree-Law no. 296-A/98, of 25 September.
These candidates will have to apply for the equivalence to continue their studies, at a public portuguese high school after the equivalence is granted, they should go to the DGE facilities to request the substitution of the entrance examinations, 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);
or Have taken national final exams of foreign secondary education that are considered equivalent to the entrance exams set for the chosen program. - In the abesence of said exams, the candidate will have to take an aptitude test at the institution.