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Investigate how to further your forensic career

Investigate how to further your forensic career

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.

Attend a Forensic Open Day at Cranfield University at Shrivenham

There are two event dates for you to choose from - 25 April and 31 May 2019.

Attending a Forensic Open Day is a great way for you to;

  • meet with Course Directors and academic staff,
  • talk to current students about their experience of studying at Cranfield,
  • tour some of our unique facilities,
  • attend our presentation and question and answer sessions.

Come and discover the benefits of studying at a university which is closely aligned with industry and commerce and where research and development activities are of the highest priority.

Places are limited and pre-registration is essential so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

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.

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.

Investigate how to further your forensic career

Our courses include:

  • Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc, PgDip
    You will gain 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 teaches you how firearms and ammunition function, the science of ballistics, the role of the forensic firearms examiners and how the forensic evidence produced in gun crime can be used to help resolve issues in relation to criminal and civil law.
  • Forensic Engineering and Science MSc, PgDip
    Through learning how the physical sciences can be applied to forensic problems, you will gain a strong understanding in analysis of material and component failures, as well as the investigation of fires.
  • Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc, PgDip
    This course introduces you to the investigation of explosive, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear crime scenes.
  • Forensic Investigation MSc, PgDip, PgCert
    Gain an overview of the application of science to forensic problems in this highly practical and hands-on course.

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences accredits all of our MSc courses.

Students from the UK/EU are eligible for a departmental bursary of £2,000 for MSc, £1200 for PgDip and £600 for the PgCert award.

For further information please contact us at:

T: +44 (0)1793 314407
E: [email protected]


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