Institutional language policy

The courses within this study programme are taught in Serbian language.

For all additional information on the courses or a study programme please contact the Erasmus institutional coordinator, Professor Saša Mijalković, PhD, the Vice-Rector for International and Institutional Cooperation, at e-mail:

All information on the teachers who are in charge of the courses of this study programme are available in the following document: TEACHING STAFF.


Purpose of the Curriculum

The purpose of this curriculum is to gain professional title MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINALISTICS. The contents of this curriculum refer to the biometcial-forensic identification, criminalistic profiling, cyber-crime, crisis management, police and human rights, international criminal code, terrorism and political violence, management of human and material resources. The contents are in accordance with the highest scientific breakthroughs and standards of criminalistic practice. A MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINALITICS is trained to perform the most complex work of a police offer’s job at the Ministry of the Interior which are of special social significance. A MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINALISTICS can be included into the educational process and scientific research work of higher education and scientific research institutes where their acquired knowledge is necessary (the faculty of law, the faculty of safety, the faculty for special education rehabilitation, the institute for crime and social research, …). This curriculum offers the possibility for further training – PhD studies.


Objectives of Curriculum

The aims of the curriculum of master academic studies are:
• Learning scientific methods (criminalistic, forensic, sociological, psychological, legal and information technology related) which give competency for the profile of MASTER OF ARTS – CRIMINALIST;
• applying scientific methods for doing complex work at the Ministry of the Interior which relate to the prevention and combating of criminal acts of organised and cyber-crime;
• making the acquired knowledge have application in doing work which requires knowing specific criminalistic methods in other state bodies, organisation and non-governmental subjects;
• learning the legal basis and ethical standards necessary for doing specific police work.


Competences of Graduated Students

A student who passes all the exams determined by the curriculum of undergraduate academic studies earns higher education and the professional title of MASTER OF ARTS – CRIMINALIST.

The earned professional title enables the competency:
- to independently assess the relevant informative contents on a criminal event;
- to participate in drafting strategic plans and criminalistic analysis of contemporary forms of crime and their application in practice;
- adequate usage of automatic identification systems, selection of quality samples and updating databases;
- profiling crime culprits and selection at the professional orientation and employment;
- exchange of informative content on contemporary forms of crimes with experts in country and abroad, in accordance with Interpol and Europol standards;
- managing organisational units at the Minister of the Interior and other state bodies, organisations and non-governmental subjects;

Also, a MASTER OF ARTS-CRIMINALIST is trained to perform the following specific work:
- identifying a person based on invariable biological characteristics of human organism – biometry;
- crime profiling (crime culprit, victim, special purpose objects);
- software usage for recognising exposed forms of cyber-crime;
- adequate level of practical application of appropriate methods in the system of national safety and their comparison with the neighbouring countries.


Student Enrolment

The following candidates are eligible:
- candidates who have previously achieved the scope of undergraduate academic studies of at least 240 ECTS at the accredited curriculum,
- candidates who have completed undergraduate studies according to the regulation that were effective until the Law on Higher Education came into effect (“The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” No. 76/05), lasting at least 8 semesters.

In addition to the abovementioned, a condition is that the candidates have completed previous studies at the appropriate universities as follows - the faculty of humanities, as well as the faculty of safety and environment protection;


Entrance exam

Entrance exam for Master Academic Studies in Criminalisticsis to be taken only by the candidate who has completed undergraduate academic studies at another appropriate faculty, but who chooses to take the entrance exam instead of being ranked with their 50 points achieved based on the score at the faculty. Entrance exam for this curriculum is in Criminalistics.

The ranking list of the accepted candidates is disclosed on the noticeboard of the University and on the web site of the University.

Ranking, that is the order of candidates for the enrolment to Master Academic Studies in Criminalistics is determined based on:
- the GPA achieved at undergraduate studies expressed in points (up to 40 points, that is GPA at undergraduate studies multiplied by four) and
- score of the faculty where undergraduate studies were completed (up to 60 points).

Candidates who have completed undergraduate academic studies at the university earn 60 points. Candidates who have completed undergraduate academic studies at another appropriate faculty earn 50 points, or 60 points if they choose to take entrance exam (in which case the earned 50 points based on faculty will not be taken into account).