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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)



Official Duration

One academic year full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS full-time and 30 ECTS part-time

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes



Professional qualification

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


Professional and researcher



Dra. Dª M. Concepción Alonso Rodríguez


Academic coordination
Dra. Dª Carmen Figueroa Navarro

Academic Committee

  • Dra. Dª Concepción Alonso Rodríguez
  • Dª María Pía Aracama Alzaga
    (Secretaría de Estado de Seguridad del Ministerio del Interior)
  • Comisario D. Luis Enrique Hernández-Hurtado García
    Jefe de la Unidad Central de Investigación Científica de la Comisaría General de Policía
  • Coronel D. José Luis Herráez Martín
    Jefe del Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil
  • D. Antonio Gómez García
    Director del Instituto Nacional de Toxicología y Ciencias Forenses


Academic issues:

Tlf. +34 91.885.43.86 / +34 91.885.68.90

Administrative issues::

Goals and competences

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 competences required to obtain a master's degree, in accordance with article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competences which 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 places available: 25

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

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

Specific admission conditions

Specific requirements:

Forensic scientists and other graduates interested in Forensic Science


(this information must be read in order to matriculate properly)

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

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from 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)


Collaboration agreements and programmes




From September 2020 to June 2021


From monday to friday, from 4 to 7 pm


Las asignaturas del Módulo General se imparten en:

  • Fundamentos Jurídicos:
    Facultad de Derecho
    Campus Histórico
    C/ Libreros 27
    28801. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
  • Fundamentos de la Investigación Criminalística:
    Facultad de Biología, Ciencias Ambientales y Química
    Campus Científico-Tecnológico
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Km. 33,600
    28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Las asignaturas del Módulo de Especialización se imparten en los laboratorios de la Comisaría General de Policía Científica, del Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil o del Instituto Nacional de Toxicología y Ciencias Forenses, dependiendo de la especialidad elegida.

Material resources available to course participants

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality committee


  • Prof. Drª. María Concepción Alonso Rodríguez (Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Police Sciences)
  • Profª. Drª. Gemma Montalvo García (Coordinator of the Doctoral Program)
  • Commissioner Mr. Luis Enrique Hernández-Hurtado García (representative of the General Police Station for Scientific Police)
  • Coronel D. José Luis Herráez Martín (representative of the Criminalistics Service of the Civil Guard)
  • Prof. D. 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

Master`s Awards

Work placements of graduates