Master in Forensics Genetics, Physics and Chemistry

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Program Description

The master's degree gives students the chance to specialize in the field of forensics. It has the following objectives:

  • To provide students with advanced multidisciplinary scientific training in the use of forensics in the fields of chemistry, physics, genetics, and statistics so that they receive specialized training in a wide range of scientific disciplines involved in the scientific analysis of evidence from crime scenes or of events or circumstances that are subject to legal proceedings. On completing this training, students will have the knowledge and skills to become members of multidisciplinary teams in their future professional careers.
  • To enable students to develop the skills needed to interpret evidence from crime scenes using their knowledge of the chemical, physical and biological foundations of the principal techniques in forensic analysis.

To produce professionals with the competencies needed to carry out evaluations, reports or appraisals for different public and private organizations or to apply their knowledge in laboratories that study problems related to forensic practice.

Collaborating Institutions

  • División de la Policía Científica del Cuerpo de Mossos d'Esquadra
  • Instituto de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses de Catalunya
  • Instituto Nacional de Toxicología y Ciencias Forenses

External practices

There are no internships. Students must carry out a final master's project, preferably in laboratories outside the URV.

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Career opportunities

Graduates in the University Master's Degree in Forensic Genetics, Physics and Chemistry are capable of working in:

  • State and regional government civil service
  • Scientific police units
  • Customs laboratories
  • Laboratories (official, private, accredited)
  • Consultancy firms
  • Self-employment (independent professional practice)

Admission

The Master's Degree is aimed at students with official university qualifications in experimental sciences, life sciences and related technologies or bachelor's degrees Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Geology, Medicine, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology or Engineering qualifications and diplomas in scientific ambits. The master's degree is also aimed at forensic professionals who wish to study a certain aspect of the discipline in greater depth.

Depending on your documentation you have to take bridging courses.

Specific documentation required

The compulsory general documentation required for pre-enrolment in the program. In addition, you must also submit:

  • Certificates accrediting of knowledge of languages different from Catalan and Spanish (level B2).
  • Letter of motivation for academic coordination.
  • Supporting documentation of the curriculum vitae.

Optionally, you can also submit:

  • Proof of bridging courses related to the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities; accrediting documents required).
  • Proof of command of languages other than Spanish (level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Selection criteria

  • Suitability of access qualification: up to 30 points.
  • Academic transcript of the official university qualification that provides access to the Master's degree: up to 30 points.
  • Bridging courses related to the master's degree (accrediting documents required): up to 20 points.
  • Letter of motivation: up to 10 points.
  • Command of languages other than Spanish (level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages): up to 10 points.
Last updated Jan 2020

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