Taught course

Forensic Explosives and Explosion Investigation

Institution
Cranfield University · Defence and Security
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in forensic science or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course introduces students to the investigation of explosive and CBRN crime scenes. It considers both pre and post blast scenes, and associated scenes. The MSc also develops the student's ability to apply Forensic Intelligence and exploitation techniques, and blend it with Open Source Intelligence.

This course is designed to give a broad introduction to the subject, rapidly advancing into the understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest methodologies. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

Information for international students

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic - 7
  • TOEFL - 100
  • Pearson PTE Academic - 68
  • Cambridge English Scale - 190
  • Cambridge English: Advanced - C
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - minimum overall score of pass

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
11 months
part time
12-36 months

PGDip

full time
11 months
part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
info@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1793 785 400