Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Forensic Investigation Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth


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Bringing you a blended criminology, crime scene investigation and forensic science, this Forensic Investigation degree is multidisciplinary and readies students to apply science (biology, chemistry and physics) to crime scene investigation and evidence analysis.

You will learn how to recover, record, control, and preserve evidence from a crime scene or other incident under investigation and understand how forensic science is employed within the criminal justice system to understand that evidence. You will learn how to ask the questions relevant to investigating a crime, how to examine photographs and how to ready evidence from crime scenes for court.

Our Forensic Investigation degree blends theory with practice through research and laboratory work based learning which enhance your knowledge with real life case studies and research analyses. Processes of crime and criminal investigation will be studied in the context of the local, national and international arenas. On campus you'll have access to realistic, simulated environments such as a forensic laboratory and crime scene house and receive real investigative insight from practitioners in the disciplines studied.

Course details


Academic, Personal and Professional Development
Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Crime and Criminology
Forensic Science
Forensic Trace analysis
Forensic Documentation
Criminal Law
Crime Scene Photography
Mass Disaster Victim Identification
Forensic Biology
Research Methods
Media and Crime
Global Criminology
Advance forensic analysis
Crime Scene Management

Assessment method

Expert witness report based on calculation of the minimum post mortem interval
Group Business Plan
Group presentation (of a business plan)
Literature review
Portfolio with accompanying statement
Practical examination with written component
Reflective Portfolio
Written Assignment

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 616G
Institution code P63
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications
A level CCC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction
AS We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs
General Studies is excluded.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent qualification and either GCSE Mathematics or a Science Grade C or 4

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)
Derriford Road

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