Taught course

Forensic Investigation

Institution
Cranfield University · Defence and Security
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in archaeology, 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 MSc is highly practical and hands-on. It is designed to give an understanding of the cutting-edge research and latest forensic methodologies and is intended to enable graduates to resolve issues in relation to civil and criminal law.

The MSc Forensic Investigation course is part of the Forensic MSc Programme which has been formally accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

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.

Students are able to choose from a wide range of subject areas, providing a highly flexible course where learners are able to tailor their MSc to their interests.

The course consists of a short period of introductory studies followed by academic instruction in modular form. Most modules are of five days duration, interspersed with weeks devoted to private study. Students are required to take four core modules and choose seven elective modules based on their particular background, future requirements or interests. This is followed by a four-month research project and either a thesis or literature review and paper.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    6-11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    3-11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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