Taught course

Firearm Examination Top-up

Staffordshire University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences
MSc top-up

Entry requirements

The Forensic Science Society Diploma in the appropriate subject awarded from 2010 onwards. Admission may be possible for those who received their diploma before 2010 by accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). Contact Dr Platt to discuss APEL.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Top-up This programme allows forensic practitioners who are holders of the Forensic Science Society Diploma to study for an MSc.

From 2010 the Forensic Science Society Diploma was credit rated at 120 credits at postgraduate level. This has allowed the university to offer a “top-up” of the diploma to masters level on the successful completion of a project in either Crime Scene Investigation, Fire Investigation, Firearm Examination and Questioned Documents.

The MSc courses in Firearm Examination require the student to carry out a major independent research project in crime scene investigation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc top-up

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

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