Forensic Sciences constitute a complex field of knowledge with a clear practical application in solving issues of great social importance, since they train specialized professionals who are required to assist the Ministry of Justice in matters of great importance (investigation of violent deaths, toxicological diagnosis, paternity, identification, etc.).PresentationThe program is supported by the Legal Medicine and Criminology, Forensic Genetics, and Forensic Toxicology research groups, also linked to the USC Institute of Forensic Sciences. The three groups, national and international references in this field, develop three main lines of research, always guided by the latest scientific advances and focused on solving the main unknowns of the moment. The main objective of the program is to train the best professionals and researchers in the different fields of Forensic Sciences, who generate quality research and international impact, and are adequately prepared to face the changing scientific challenges that society will formulate them.ProfileThe entry profile for access to this doctoral program must be that of a student, who, in addition to meeting the legal requirements, shows a clear interest in Forensic Sciences, has the capacity for teamwork and initiative, and have a sufficient command of English to carry out their doctoral stage with the maximum guarantees of success.
The Master's studies that will allow entry to this doctoral program without additional training will be the following, offered by the USC: Health Care, Management and Care; Advocacy; Biotechnology; Dental Sciences; Biomedical Research; Drug Research and Development; Research in Veterinary Medicine and Health; Advanced Chemistry; Organic Chemistry.
Students with DEA degrees obtained through the following USC Doctoral Programs will also have access without supplements: Forensic Sciences and Pathology; Molecular Medicine; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Basic and applied research in veterinary science; Research in veterinary medicine and health.
Students with a different type of profile different from the previous ones will also be able to access the doctoral program, as long as this is considered appropriate by the CAPD, which will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring training complements (maximum up to 15 ECTS) will be considered. In the case of other profiles that do not complete a Master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 15 ECTS.
Students with a non-homologated foreign degree may apply for admission to doctoral studies provided that a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree is accredited and it is empowered in the country that issued the degree to access doctoral studies . This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree or the recognition for other purposes than those of access to these teachings.
AdmissionThe evaluation criteria of the applications will be the following:Applicant academic record: 40%
Knowledge of English (Level B1 or higher), candidates must present supporting documentation: 10%
Professional experience, candidates must present supporting documentation: 10%
Research experience, candidates must present supporting documentation (publication of articles, monographs, participation in research groups, ...): 10%
Other merits: adequacy of the candidate's profile to the research line: 15%
Personal interview: 15%