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Last updated: 7th January 2008

BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation

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This fascinating new course has been developed through the combination of our Policing and Criminal Investigation course with our Forensic Science courses for those who wish to pursue a career in the Police Force, or other investigative agency, and for those of you that have a strong interest in forensic and crime scene science but without the need for a strong scientific background. The degree integrates scientific approaches to investigating and solving crime with an understanding of the overall investigative processes employed by the Police and other such agencies. It trains you to become proficient in the identification, collection, documentation and analysis of intelligence from both physical and witness evidence.

Course Structure


Year One

Core Subjects Include:
Introduction to Policing
Introduction to Forensic Science
Recording the Crime Scene
Science for Justice 1
Science for Justice 2

Crime Scene Analysis

Year Two

Core Subjects Include:
Investigative Skills
Methods of Crime Detection
Policing Codes of Practice
Research and Professional Skills
Hi-Tec Crime
Options Include:
Forensic Histories
Forensic Geosciences

Fingerprint Evidence

Year Three

Core Subjects Include:
Investigating and Reporting Crime Scenes
Expert Witness and the Legal System
Techniques in the Identification of Human Remains
Options Include:
Major Crime Investigation
Intelligence-Led Policing
Analysis and Investigation of TEREFF Incidents
Independent Project



We hope to maximise your learning potential by utilising traditional and novel teaching methods, including simulated crime scenes, workshops, role play, and formative feedback sessions, as well as conventional lectures and tutorials.

Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from people with a wide variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Applicants are individually assessed, however; a typical 3 A level offer will be 260 points (based on the UCAS tariff). Those with 2 A levels or other qualifications please contact us for further details.

Contact Details

If you would like any more details about this course please contact the Admissions Tutor, David Flatman-Fairs.

David Flatman-Fairs -
Tel: 01782 294609


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