Taught course

Forensic Ballistics

Institution
Cranfield University · Defence and Security
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a science, archaeology, anthropology, engineering, forensics, materials, or the professional equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive insight of the field of firearms, ammunition and ballistic investigations. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce a clear understanding of how firearms and ammunition function, the science of ballistics, the role of the forensic firearms examiner and how the forensic evidence produced in gun crime can be used to help resolve issues in relation to criminal and civil law.

The course aims to equip students with the necessary understanding of science and technology, law, courtroom skills and research methods in order to thoroughly prepare them for professional development as an expert witness in forensic science.

The Forensic Ballistics MSc is part of the Forensic MSc Programme which is formally accredited by the Forensic Science Society.

Forensic Open Day 3 February 2017

Attend our next Open Day to find out more about our MSc Forensic Programme and discover the benefits of studying at a university closely aligned with industry and commerce.

During the day you will receive an introduction to the course structure and available modules. You will also have the opportunity to meet the course team, current students, academic support teams and tour some of our facilities.

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Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Enquiries Office.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
60 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Forensic MSc Programmes at Shrivenham
Email
forensicMSc@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1793 785266