Forensic Investigation

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our Forensic Investigation degree gives you the skills required for a career with the police, forensic providers, or investigative and intelligence agencies. Our Forensic Investigation degree is ideal for those who have a strong interest in criminalistics, forensics, crime scene science and evidence analysis. We will equip you for a career working with the police, a forensic provider or any other investigative or intelligence agency, such as the Home Office, HM Customs and Excise. Our industry standard facilities include a crime scene house, specialist laboratories and equipment to capture fibre evidence and fingerprinting. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSci Forensic Investigation

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core: Introduction to Forensic Science, Introduction to Policing, Science for Justice, Techniques of Scientific Investigation, Crime Scene Documentation Year 2 Core: Methods of Crime Detection, Bodies of Evidence, Forensic Investigative Skills, Research and Professional Skills Year 3 Core: Expert Witness and Legal System, Independent Research Project, Investigating and Reporting Crime Scenes Year 4 Core: Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Investigative Techniques, Forensic and Crime Science Placement


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code8H16
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advise
A level BBB Other A Level combinations possible to achieve required points. Can be combined with AS levels/Extended Project to achieve required points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Grade combinations below 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve required points
Scottish Higher ABBBB
AS A - E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D*P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D*P
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P

Some subjects will require previous study in specific subjects. Please refer to the course pages on the University website


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/fees
Forensic Investigation at Staffordshire University - UCAS