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Master’s Degrees - List of Courses

Masters Degree in Criminology

A pioneering programme in Portugal, the Master's Degree in Criminology offered by FDUP provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of criminality, crime and its agents (offender and victim), as well as the social and judicial solutions aimed at crime prevention, rehabilitation of offenders, victim protection and community safety. This course equips students with the skills necessary pursue a career in the field or to work as a researcher.

Job Opportunities

Public justice institutions (for example, courts, prisons, criminal police, entities dedicated to justice policies, legal medical and forensic sciences institutes); Public institutions of the Interior (for example, the Ministry of the Interior, public safety police, immigration and borders service, military police); Other public institutions (for example, child and youth protection institutions, central government and local authorities); NGOs and private social solidarity institutions; Companies dedicated to security, banking, criminal prevention, offender rehabilitation, among others; Scientific research units and higher education in the criminology field.

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Faculty of Law
Type of Course
Masters Degree
4 Semesters / 120.0 ECTS
Annual Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
National: 1250.00€
International: 1925.00€

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024

Registration and Accreditation


Date of publication of the accreditation decision: July 29, 2022

Validity of accreditation: 6 years

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