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Forensic Economics Expertise

Faculty of Law
Department of Security and Safety


Speciality: Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection

Specialization: Forensic Economics Expertise

Awarded qualification: Forensic Economics Expertise

Level of qualification: Master


Specific admission requirements: average grades from the Bachelor's degree - Good.


Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning :
Procedures: recognition of credits on the basis of an academic transcript or a diploma from a previous education; certifying knowledge and skills by sitting exams in specific for the professional area knowledge and skills by the Department of Security and Safety;
Awarding of credits: Department of Security and Safety awards credits adequate for the curriculum of the major on the basis of the certified knowledge and skills.


Qualification requirements and regulations: To acquire the qualification 60 credits are needed (for training in 2 semesters) or 90 credits (for training in 3 semesters). There have to be as follows: 36 (66 respectively) credits from compulsory subjects, 6 creditsfrom elective subjects, 3 credits from optional subjects, 15 credits from a defense of a Master's Thesis.


Profile of the programme: The Master's Degree programme in FORENSIC ECOMONICS EXPERTISE unifies in an uniform methodology the psychological expertise included in the subject. This programme is the first in the country.It aims at training specialists in forensic expertise for the criminal, civil, administrative and arbitration law cases. Using specilized knowledge in different fields of science, technology or art, the competent well-trained in theoretical and practical aspect experts cooperate with the pre-trail proceedings authorities and the court to reveal the objective truth when dealing with the cases. The Master's Degree programme FORENSIC ECONOMICS EXPERTISE was developed in conformity with the contemporary conditions of public frustration from the condition of the legal system and the objective necessity of increased level of professional training of the experts. The programme aims at training competent specialists to carry out economics expertise.


Key learning outcomes
The methodology of training includes acquiring knowledge in the following major directions:
• nature and types of clues and evidence;
• principles, organization and rules for collecting and checking evidence in the criminal, civil, administrative, tax and arbitration law cases;
• characteristics of collecting evidence when investigating different types of crimes;
• powers of the investigating authorities, the prosecutor, the court in the process of proving;
• procedural status of the expert;
• nature of the expertise as a proving method;
• rules for appointing, assigning, preparation and carrying out the expertise;
• methodology for carrying out forensic economics expertise;
• nature of the conclusion of the expert;
• assessment of the conclusion of the expert.
The subject of training includes acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills for carrying out different types of forensic economics expertise.


Occupational profiles of graduates
The graduates from the Master's degree programme will possess the necessary competence to work as experts in criminal, civil, administrative and arbitration law cases. For that reason they can be added to the expert lists for economics expertise for the different regions in the country. They can also be employed as consultants in economics in different types of law cases.


Access to further studies: PhD programmes.

No ECTS code Subject Lectures and seminars Out-of-class workload Credits
1 LAW2015 Constitutional Law 45 90 4,5
2 LAW2025 Criminal Law - generalpart 45 90 4,5
3 LAW2026 Criminal Law - special part 30 60 3
4 LAW2027 Criminal Procedure Law 75 150 7,5
5 LAW2016 Forensic Science 75 150 7,5
6 LAW2140 Substantiation in the Administration Law case 15 30 1,5
7 LAW2145 Substantiation in the Taxation and Arbitration Law case 15 30 1,5
Total for semester I 300 600 30
8 LAW2170 General Theory of Forensic Expertise 45 90 4,5
9 LAW2175 Organization of Forensic Expertise 30 60 3
10 LAW2049 Organization of Judiciary 30 60 3
11 LAW2150 Substantiation in the Civil Law case 30 60 3
12 LAW2190 Technical Means for Obtaining and Studying Evidence 15 30 1,5
13 LAW2160 Expert Ethics 15 30 1,5
14 ECO3090 Methodology of Evaluation Expertise 45 90 4,5
15   Elective subject 1 15 30 1,5
16   Elective subject 2 15 30 1,5
17   Elective subject 3 15 30 1,5
18   Elective subject  4 15 30 1,5
19   Optional subject 1 15 30 1,5
20   Optional subject  2 15 30 1,5
Total for semester IІ 300 600 30
21 ECO3093 Methodology of Financial and Economic Expertise 45 90 4,5
22 ACC3040 Methodology of Forensic and Accounting Expertise 60 120 6
23 FIN3083 Methodology of Expertise on Investment Evaluations 45 90 4,5
Total for semester IІІ 150 300 15
Graduation     15
Total for the entire course of study: 750 1 500 90
Elective subjects
1 LAW2165 Institutionalization of Forensic Expertise 15 30 1,5
LAW2195 Information Systems for Identification Research
2 15 30 1,5
LAW2180 International Standards for Forensic Expertise
3 FIN1090 Taxation and Tax Control 15 30 1,5
FIN3090 Financial Control
4 15 30 1,5
ECO3095 Economic and Finacial Analysis
Optional subjects
1 PHI2005 Logics 15 30 1,5
MED2001 Forensic Medicine
2 15 30 1,5
LAW2185 History of Forensic Science and Forensic Expertise

Examination regulations, assessment and grading: The leading lecturer of each course introduces rules for admitting students to the semester exam, methodology and evaluation criteria which are included in the syllabus of the subject and are presented at the beginning of the course in front of the students and are published on the university website. Various teaching methods are used in the process of training - lectures, seminars, practical seminars (expert internship), contact hours (including online) and others. The forms and ways of evaluation are the following: project assignments (carrying out different types of expertise), task assignemnts, tests, case studies and others. The evaluation criteria depend on the methods and forms used in each course..


Graduation requirements: In order to be admitted to the defence students are required to have completed all their obligation according to the curriculum and to have passed all semester exams. The acquired in the process of training theoretical knowledge and practical skillls will be the subject of examination and evaluation at the state exam and defence of the expertise carried out by the students.


Mode of study: part-time, full-time


Head of Master’s Degree Programme: Prof. D.Sc. Yonko Kunchev
tel: +359 88 837 83 50
е-mail: alexandra_angelova@yahoo.com