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UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university

Cranfield Forensic Institute
Location - Cranfield University

About us

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

This year, Cranfield Forensic Institute is re-locating to Cranfield campus, and in celebration of a £3.5 million investment in Forensics. Five fully-funded scholarships will be available to prospective students wishing to become the future generation of Forensic experts.

Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) is the renowned home for the many forensic-related disciplines at Cranfield University, such as ballistics, explosives, materials science, engineering failures and digital forensics. With the addition of forensic archaeology and anthropology, we are the only university in the world to accommodate these disciplines within a science and technology faculty.

CFI has extensive expertise and exceptional facilities in a wide range of forensic sciences specialities and provides excellent laboratory facilities for the analysis of a wide range of materials, including modern and archaeological bone, art historical pieces and archaeological artefacts, and explosives.

UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university

Students benefit from the expertise of teaching staff who have worked extensively in forensic casework and research environments, many of whom are recognised experts in their fields. This is complemented by contributions from external experts who share their professional experience. In addition, strong links with forensic service providers, police forces, military, national agencies and historical and academic institutions ensure that the course content and research areas are current and relevant.

The MSc Programme offers a versatile learning environment that provides students with a wide range of subject matter from which to choose.

Our courses include:

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc, PgDip
This course provides students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeological science and physical anthropology can be applied in the forensic context.

Forensic Ballistics MSc, PgDip
This course explains how firearms and ammunition function, the science of ballistics, the role of the forensic firearms examiner and how the forensic evidence produced in gun crime can be used to help resolve issues in relation to criminal and civil law.

Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc, PgDip
This course introduces students to the investigation of explosive and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear crime scenes. It introduces cutting-edge investigative and analytical techniques such as forensic intelligence, exploitation and open-source intelligence.

Forensic Investigation MSc, PgDip, PgCert
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of specific areas of the application of science to forensic problems, and is intended to enable graduates to resolve issues in relation to civil and criminal law.

Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime MSc, PgDip
Over the last decade, heritage crime has become an increasing issue across the world. Efforts from the international heritage community to tackle crime against cultural property have highlighted the increasing demand for highly qualified and skilled subject matter experts.

UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university

For further information please contact us at:

E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0) 1793 785220
W: www.cranfield.ac.uk/centres/cranfield-forensic-institute


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