About the profession
The programme is oriented to training forensic specialists. Since forensic technologies have transnational and unifying nature, there is the need for training specialists in standardization of judicial and expert activity within the scope of the International Technical Committee on Forensic Investigation, cooperation with SCO Member States, as well as cooperation with the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI).
Study of applying the potential of modern forensic science and its utilization in the practice in crime detection, as well as disposition of cases in court; regularities in formation and development of forensic investigation of different classes, types and forms, typing their objects, aims, and ways of investigation, as well as situations and ways of using these resources in legal proceeding; problems in theory and practice of operational investigations in detection, prevention and exposure of crime, investigative activities and criminal litigation, restraint and neutralizing criminal counteraction to the criminal proceedings.
Methodology of Judicial and Expert Activity, current issues relating to application of special knowledge in modern judicial proceeding, basic principles of operational and investigative activities of criminalistics, and basic principles of quality management in forensic investigation.
Inextricably connected with forensic, organizational and methodical activity in the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, having a wide network of forensic institutions all over Russia. Practical training is a mandatory component of the post-graduate curriculum. It consists in such practical activities of post-graduates teaching certain subjects, class activity management, scientific and methodical work on a subject, and acquisition of necessary teaching skills.
Postgraduates of the Department are employed in various forensic institutions and federal state governmental authorities (Federal Budgetary Institution Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, judicial and investigating authorities, etc.). Having successfully completed the educational program, our alumni can work in Russian and foreign forensic institutions not only as experts in forensics, but as managers organizing forensic investigation and scientific research.
Postgraduate course at RUDN University is a great preparation for taking qualifying examinations for the Candidate degree, a wonderful team of like-minded colleagues and an atmosphere essential for scientific research. The postgraduate course gave me the wonderful opportunity to plunge into the world of science, to choose the business in which I am now professionally engaged. Postgraduate studies is communication not only with prominent representatives of scientific circles, but also with government officials at different levels. This helped to greatly extend the range of my skills and provided the practical ability to use the knowledge and skills obtained in a new professional sphere – the area of civil service So, in a way, the postgraduate course determined my career.
Postgraduate course formed a scientific operational mindset, provided me with new circle of acquaintances, allowed me to form a sphere of my scientific interests and determine the direction of my academic pathway. Specialization and English courses were conducted by brilliant professors, real experts in their spheres, which enabled us to pass the qualifying examinations for the Candidate degree with no trouble. All in all, thanks to the postgraduate studies, I got involved in academic activities, started speaking at scientific conferenced, participating in research projects and competitions. My cooperation with the Department of Civil Law as an important scientific centre continues up to now.
The Institute of Law of RUDN University provides a wonderful opportunity to prepare for taking qualifying examinations for the Candidate – the postgraduate course. This is where one will find a devoted team of like-minded colleagues and an atmosphere essential for scientific research. As for me, I’m planning to defend my thesis for a Candidate Degree in Law Sciences within a year and a half of starting my postgraduate studies.