From criminal investigation to courtroom: get exposure to the real world of crime scenes, policing and investigation. Learn about how crime is detected by the police using a range of investigative techniques, particularly forensic evidence, and how this is presented to a jury within a court of law. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. Are you interested in crime, forensic science, policing and the law, but unsure which subject to study? You’ll cover them all on our course. We combine the crime scene examination part of forensic science with other crime-related subjects, such as policing, intelligence and the law. This means that, when you graduate, you’ll have a wide range of criminal justice career options to choose from. Use our superb crime scene laboratories to learn the skills of a crime scene examiner. We’ll help you to understand the practical aspects of crime and investigation, and how they affect everyday life. You’ll look at different types of crime, from burglary through to murder, and find out how these are investigated by the Police. You’ll also learn how to investigate mass disasters, such as plane crashes and tsunamis, and discover how forensic pathology and anthropology is used. Our course will explore traditional investigative methods used by the Police in addition to newer aspects of policing, such as evidence-based policing. You will also learn how to present professional reports in both a policing environment and within a court of law. Our lecturers have first-hand experience of crime scene examination, policing and criminal justice. As well as benefitting from their knowledge, you’ll have guest lectures from visiting professionals and get an understanding of the workplace through visits to places such as the Crown Court, and other field trips.
Year 1: Core modules Interactive Learning Skills and Communication Information and Communication Technology Critical Thinking Composition and Style Ethics Fundamentals of Law Business Law Criminal Law Year 2: Core modules United Kingdom Legal Systems and Law for Forensic Scientists Applied Science for Forensic Investigators Introduction to Forensic Photography and Methodologies Investigative Skills Physical Criminalistics Personal and Professional Development - Level 4 Year 3: Core modules Forensic Scene Examination Mass Fatality Incidents Evidence Based Policing Digital Forensics Police and Forensic Investigations Introduction to Fire Investigation Personal and Professional Development - Level 5 Ruskin Module Year 4: Core modules Forensic Pathology Major Investigations Undergraduate Major Project Specialised Topics in Investigative Science Management of Major Investigation Forensic Anthropology
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, these will include your reports, essays, work portfolios, practical exercises, and participation in role-plays and group work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Applicants who do not meet the two years post GCSE study at level 3 may be considered based on their satisfactory employment history, which must be a minimum of two years full time employment supported by employer evidence and deemed appropriate by the University for meeting the course of study applied for. Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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