MSc PG Dip PG Cert Forensic Investigation

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

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

Course Description

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 Forensic Investigation course is part of the Forensic MSc Programme and 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.

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.

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Student Destinations

The Forensic Investigation course offers career opportunities across a broad range of applications. Past students have gone on to work in forensic laboratories, government bodies and police forces.

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
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • Thesis Research Project

Elective modules

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

  • Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices
  • Fires, Explosions and their Investigation
  • Trace Evidence
  • Materials Engineering and Processing
  • Introduction to Firearms Investigations and Forensic Ballistics
  • Firearms Investigations
  • Forensic Ballistic Investigations
  • Forensic Archaeology: Recovering Buried Remains
  • Forensic Archaeology: Mass Grave Excavation
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology: Osteology
  • Practical Archaeological Excavation
  • Mass Fatality Incidents
  • Fakes and Forgeries
  • Radiographic Investigations in Forensic Science
  • Hazardous Forensics
  • Forensic Exploitation and Intelligence
  • Forensic Ecology
  • Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Capability
  • Materials Failure and Analysis
  • Trauma Weapon Effects
  • Introduction to Fire Investigation
  • Fire Engineering
  • Digital Scene Forensics
  • DNA
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Temporary Mortuary Operations
  • Forensic Imaging

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