MSc PG Dip Forensic Explosives and Explosion Investigation

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc: 11 months full-time, up to three years part-time; PgDip: up to 11 months full-time, up to two years part-time

Course Description

Using cutting edge research, latest methodologies and in-depth forward thinking. The Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc aims to enhance your understanding in a fast-paced science.

It will give you a broad introduction into the subject, and will utilise highly practical and hands-on sessions, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

The course allows you to flexibly choose a number of elective modules to suit your prospective career. You can choose from a list of different capabilities within the scope of the course, whether than be Hazardous materials, counter-improvised explosive devices (IED) investigation or firearms and their investigation.

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.

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Student Destinations

Supports professional development for those in security and defence occupations related to explosives, intelligence or search. Excellent grounding for career starters looking to join government scientific services, forensic laboratories, police departments and insurance companies.

Module Details

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course.

  • Introductory Studies
  • Investigation and Evidence Collection
  • Reasoning for Forensic Science
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices
  • Fires, Explosions and their Investigation
  • Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Capability
  • Introduction to Shock Impact
  • Ballistic Impact and Protection
  • Explosive Effects on Structures
  • Thesis Research Project

Elective modules

One of modules from the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Trace Evidence
  • Materials Engineering and Processing
  • Introduction to Firearms Investigations and Forensic Ballistics
  • Firearms Investigations
  • Forensic Ballistic Investigations
  • Forensic Archaeology: Recovering Buried Remains
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology: Osteology
  • Mass Fatality Incidents
  • Forensic Ecology
  • Fakes and Forgeries
  • Radiographic Investigations in Forensic Science
  • Hazardous Forensics
  • Forensic Exploitation and Intelligence
  • Trauma Weapon Effects
  • Introduction to Fire Investigation
  • Fire Engineering
  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • DNA
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Temporary Mortuary Operations
  • Forensic Imaging

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