Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

PhD Programmes

Law «Forensics, Criminal Investigation»

Programme Information

The programme aims to train highly qualified specialists in Forensics and Criminal Investigation capable of introducing innovations into science and education.

Programme's advantages:

The PhD programme is designed to meet the following professional standards: "Teacher" professional standard (draft); "Researcher" professional standard (draft).

Upon completing the programme, you will be able to:

  • develop scientific and practical recommendations on optimization of the Criminal Procedure and criminalistics activity

  • develop innovative technologies for law enforcement, judicial, and forensic spheres

  • give qualified scientifically sound legal opinions and advice

Programme Description

40.06.01 . Law. Forensics, Criminal Investigation.

Duration of the Programme: 3 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Courses & Study Load

ECTS credits: 180

Courses: History and Philosophy of the Science, Foreign Language, Forensics, Criminal Investigation, Investigator's Interaction with the Participants of Criminal Proceedings, Research Results Presentation, Restorative Justice, Situational Approach in Forensics, Teaching in Higher Education, Elective courses, Theory and Methodology of Scientific Research, Legal Issues in Scientific Technologies, Problems of Forensics, Forensics Issues, Problems of Using Computer-Assisted Legal Research Systems

Professional Training / Internships

Students are able to access publishing and library centre of the IKBFU.

Students have access to the archives of the Kaliningrad region.

Students have academic mobility within the framework of 5-100 programme; this includes scientific internship, participating in conferences, etc.

Students receive scientific advice from the leading scientists of the Institute of Law of the IKBFU.

Career Opportunities

The PhD graduates can pursue careers in:

  • research in Jurisprudence;

  • teaching in Higher Education

Admission & Tuition
State-funded applicants (Russian nationals and  Russian speaking applicants from the CIS countries) are  expected to  take  the following exams:
  •  Forensics, Criminal Investigation

  • Philosophy

  • Russian language


Elena FADEEVA, Programme Manager

Tel.   7 4012 595 595 (ext. 1003)

Language: Russian

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

+7 (4012) 59-55-96
fax: +7 (4012) 31-33-33