By taking this course, you will have the opportunity to gain a highly valued education from a provider of forensic science, policing and criminology degree courses by learning from practitioners, researchers, criminologists and ex-Police Officers who are experts in their fields.
Our MSci Forensic Investigation course will allow you to apply for a wide range of careers within the criminal justice sector including physical evidence analysts and crime scene investigators.
Study a year 4 module in Project Design, Management and Enterprise leading to a PRINCE2 Foundation Qualification, illustrating not only your project management capabilities but your entrepreneurial side. Practical work, forensic management and strategies, quality assurance, and research skills dominate the year 4 curriculum.
Introduction to Forensic Science
Introduction to Criminalistics
Science for Forensic Investigation
Understanding Criminal Justice
Police Duties and Law (I)
Key Skills for Chemical and Forensic Scientists
Practical Applications of Forensic Investigation
Digital Forensics and Security
Police Duties and Law (II)
Forensic Earth Science
Specialist Forensic Investigation
Forensic Evidence (II)
Police Duties and Law (III)
Fire and Explosion Investigation
Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence and Information (includes Case Studies, Courtroom skills and a literature review)
Crime Scene Management and Evidence Analysis
Violent Extremism and Terrorism
Project Design, Management and Enterprise
Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Casework
Laboratory Research Project
Learning and teaching methods
Modules in years 1 to 3 are taught linearly across three academic terms, meaning that you will usually receive a lecture in each module every week, allowing you to build up your knowledge throughout the year. This will also be supplemented by practical work in our Crime Scene House or in our laboratories, and especially in year 1, small group tutorials to offer you extra academic study support. In years 2 and 3, we encourage a greater level of independent directed study, and there is greater time spent on studying contemporary and traditional applications of forensic investigation.
In year 4, modules are taught through the block-mode approach, meaning study is more intensive, and is focussed upon one module at one time. This allows you to conduct longer, more involved practicals and research-style experiments to gain greater exposure to these higher level skills. The research project is usually taken over the summer in year 4.