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Qualification

Master's Degree in Police Sciences (M076)

Information leaflet

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

University Institute of Police Science Research  (IUICP)

Law Faculty  

Teaching centre(s)

- Law Faculty
- Sciences Faculty 
- General Police Station of Scientific Police
- Civil Guard Criminalistics Service
- National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences

Year Course Started

2009-2010 (RD 1393/2007)

Credits

60 ECTS

Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes

Language/s

Spanish

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.

Orientation

Professional and research

Directors

Director
Dr. M. Concepción Alonso Rodríguez
mconcepcion.alonso@uah.es

Coordinators

Academic Coordinator
Dr. Carmen Figueroa Navarro
carmen.figueroa@uah.es

Academic Committee

  • Dr. Concepción Alonso Rodríguez
  • Dr. Carmen Figueroa Navarro 
  • Dr. María Pía Aracama Alzaga
    (State Secretariat for Security of the Ministry of the Interior)
  • Police Chief Mr. Luis Enrique Hernández-Hurtado García
    Head of the Central Scientific Investigation Unit of the General Police Headquarters
  • Colonel Mr. José Luis Herráez Martín
    Head of the Criminalistics Service of the Guardia Civil
  • Mr. Antonio Gómez García
    Director of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences

Contact

Academic issues:

iuicp@uah.es
Tlf. +34 91.885.43.86 / +34 91.885.68.90

Administrative issues::
info.postgrado@uah.es

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 25

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master's programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Specific requirements:

The Master's Academic Committee will decide on applications for admission in accordance with the pre-registration procedure established by the UAH.

entry profile: Criminalistics professionals, as well as other graduates interested in Forensic Sciences.

Selection criteria: Students will be chosen, at each time, by the Master's Direction, taking into consideration the CVs of the students and scoring each application, taking into account, in descending order: professional experience in the field of Criminalistics and Police and Forensic Sciences or in areas related to the Master's degree, Doctoral studies, Master's Degree studies, Specialist Degrees and university experts, Bachelor's Degrees, Engineering Degrees, affinity with the Master's studies, accredited courses and seminars related to the subject of the Master's, accredited languages, motivation letter (stating the reasons why you want to study the Master's and the optional subject you would like to register in) and interview (optional).

Besides, admission is conditioned by the number of places that can be filled in each of the specialities offered, according to the availability of the laboratories where they are carried out, so that, in addition to the above-mentioned criteria, affinity is assessed according to the following lines of study of the Master's degree (Forensic Acoustics, Forensic Anthropology, Ballistics and instrumental traces, Documentography and Graphistics, Forensic Electronics and Computer Science, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Image and Infography, Lofoscopy, Forensic Chemistry) and the training needs of the Spanish State Security Forces and Corps. For this reason, 10% of the places are reserved for foreign members of the Security Forces and Corps, who will be admitted as long as they meet the requirements for enrolment in the University Master's Degrees of Spanish universities.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from the academic year 2019-20 onwards, it has been established that, along with the Master's Dissertation, the student must submit to the director the summarized report (% of coincidence) given through Turnitin application, once the director has opened the application to obtain the aforementioned report (Approved by the Official Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Committee, on its regular session dated 24th September 2019).

Continuance

Collaboration agreements and programmes

Registration

Fees

Calendar

From September 2021 to June 2022

Timetable

Monday to friday, from 4 to 7 pm

Venue

Subjects from the General Module are taught in:

  • Legal Basis:
    Faculty of Law
    Historic Campus
    C/ Libreros 27
    28801. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation:
    Faculty of Biology, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry
    Science and Technology Campus
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Km. 33,600
    28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Subjects from the Specialisation Module are taught in the laboratories of the General Headquarters of the Scientific Police, the Criminalistics Service of the Guardia Civil or the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, depending on the chosen speciality.

Material resources available to course participants

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality committee

Vocals:

  • Prof. Dr. María Concepción Alonso Rodríguez (Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Police Sciences)
  • Profª. Dr. Gemma Montalvo García (Coordinator of the Doctoral Program)
  • Police Chief Mr. Luis Enrique Hernández-Hurtado García (representative of the General Police Station for Scientific Police)
  • Colonel Mr. José Luis Herráez Martín (representative of the Criminalistics Service of the Guardia Civil)
  • Prof. Mr. Pablo Gómez Díaz (representative of the Professors of the Master's Degree in Police Sciences)
  • Mr. Pablo Prego Meleiro (representative of the IUICP Postgraduate students)
  • Ms. Paula López Calderón (representative of the PAS)

Complaints and Suggestions