Objectives and competences

This expert course, in addition to an in-depth analysis of the national and international legal regulations on document and technological counterfeiting, provides the specialist assessor the training necessary to detect counterfeit security documents of any type and to verify whether products protected by patents or registered trademarks are authentic or counterfeit through the study and evaluation of
specific cases.
This expert degree, in addition to offering potential career opportunities as an assessor for the Department of Justice, is especially valuable for those involved in private security and investigation.

This postgraduate course forms part of the master's degree or postgraduate degree

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateExpert diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 900,00 €
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:14/10/2024
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


To acquire the training to practice as an expert in forensic document examination and to examine the current techniques used for the detection of counterfeit and forgery in documents and in commercial products carrying patents or registered trademarks.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Degree and diploma holders in law, criminology or other university studies, and graduates in private investigation.
- Private security managers and directors.
- Civil servants and contract staff in police and security forces.
- People interested in this professional area who want to gain specific knowledge on document examination and expert evidence in crimes against industrial and intellectual property.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

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

For further enquiries

Address:Rosa M. Satorras Fioretti
Av. Diagonal, 684
Despatx B401
08034 - Barcelona
Email address:satorras@ub.edu