Forensic Medicine


from 03/02/2021 to 05/20/2021
from 07/19/2021 to 07/26/2021

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Total Estimated Investment

International Student 4000€ *2

CPLP Students 2200€ *2

European Student 1250€ *2


The program has as its main objective the training and promotion of scientific research in the area of legal medicine as one of the basic science of forensic sciences, obtaining specific skills through subjects taught: pathology, toxicology, psychiatry, anthropology and forensic biology, medical law, criminal, civil and occupational clinics. Provides knowledge about research methodology and its suitability for legal medicine, contact with aspects of criminal investigation in the area of medicine, understanding the potential of legal medicine, rigor and requirement of its practice in various shapes and their relationships. Includes the acquisition of knowledge about the main conceptual trends in the area of criminal investigation beyond the legal medicine, this being his main area of research. The proposal curricular restructuring provides a curriculum elective unit that can be done in other organic units of the UPorto.

For whom?

Degree or legal equivalent in Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law, or related fields.

Why this master?

This Master’s program aims to provide a deeper knowledge in the field of Legal Medicine at a postgraduate level. It also aims to provide an application of medical knowledge to law issues.

Professional Opportunities

Forensic Expert, Forensic Services, Criminal Investigation Technicians or Forensic Medicine Teaching, among others.


1st semester (Year 1)
Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Biology
Forensic Pathology
2nd semester (Year 1)
Civil Medico-Legal Clinics
Occupational Medico-Legal Clinics
Penal Medico-Legal Clinics
Medical Law
Forensic Psychiatry
3rd semester (Year 2)
Internship options: Probation on Forensic Biology, Probation on Medico-Legal Clinics, Probation on Animal Pathology, Probation on Forensic Psychiatry
Option: Optional discipline of Pathological Anatomy and Histology
Optional discipline of Forensic Odontology
4th semester (Year 2)

Contact us

Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira,
228 4050-313 Porto


Prof. Maria José Pinto da Costa

“Since the creation of the Master of Legal Medicine in 1999 until today, we have had dozens of students per year, who come from the most varied areas of training and come from several Portuguese-speaking countries. This Master’s Degree offers students the possibility of undertaking international internships, and prepares them for professionals in the medical-legal field.”