Specialist Postgraduate Studies

According to the statutes of the Faculty of Physical Chemistry and the Faculty of Security Studies, the joint specialist professional study programme Forensic Science has two modules – Module 1, delivered by the Faculty of Physical Chemistry, and Module 2, delivered by the Faculty of Security Studies.

The specialist Forensic Science programme is designed to educate and train students for specialist forensic physical chemistry and forensic management jobs and tasks in security and protection services and institutions.

Graduates of the specialist Forensic Science programme earn the title of Forensic Science Specialist. Their diploma supplement contains information about the completed modules and courses as well as a title corresponding to the elected module.

The specialist Forensic Science programme contains all the elements determined by law and both faculties’ statutes, lasts one academic year (two semesters) and consists of a minimum of 60 ECTS credits. The programme comprises four courses in total – three compulsory and one elective course – and a specialist thesis. As a continuation of the undergraduate programmes offered at the Faculty of Physical Chemistry, the Faculty of Security Studies or one of the affiliated faculties, the programme provides a higher level of education compared to an undergraduate degree programme. In those cases where graduates from one of these faculties do not possess the required knowledge for the Forensic Science programme, they can enrol in accordance with the statutes of the Faculty of Physical Chemistry and the Faculty of Security Studies.

The tuition for the Forensic Science programme is covered either by students themselves or by the organizations that have proposed the programme to them. The tuition is recommended by the Academic Council and adopted by the Faculty Council of the faculty delivering the programme.