Objectives and competences

The fundamental objective of the master's degree is the training of experts specializing in Documentary and Graphological Expertise, using in their instruction the most current techniques in the identification and comparison of writings and signatures, in the assessment and meaning of graphic aspects and in the detection of forgeries in documents and commercial products. It also includes forensic linguistics.
For this, a basic theoretical training is given on the processes and practice, to write clear and sufficiently argued reports, whose conclusions are perfectly adapted to the checks and comparisons carried out.

Courses of postgraduate course that integrate the master or postgraduate degree and that can be processed separately

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 1.800,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:15/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage http://www.ub.edu/criminologia
ManagmentSatorras Fioretti, Rosa Maria
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


Acquire a thorough knowledge of legislation in order to gain practical training in the identification and detection of the features and identifying signs of documents and products for reliable forensic practice and other institutional areas.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Degree and diploma holders in law, criminology and private investigation and university graduates in general who are interested in gaining specific knowledge of expert evidence in relation to calligraphy, graphology and documents applied to counterfeit and forgery of written documents and products.
- Civil servants and applicants with a direct link to this professional area, who wish to refresh and complete their current knowledge.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Dret
Av. Diagonal, 684
Despatx 120
08034 - Barcelona
Email address:carlosvillagrasa@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Carlos Villagrasa Alcaide
Av. Diagonal, 684
Despatx A304
08034 - Barcelona
Email address:carlosvillagrasa@ub.edu