Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Academic, Personal and Professional Development
Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Crime and Criminology
Forensic Trace analysis
Crime Scene Photography
Mass Disaster Victim Identification
Media and Crime
Advance forensic analysis
Crime Scene Management
Expert witness report based on calculation of the minimum post mortem interval
Group Business Plan
Group presentation (of a business plan)
Portfolio with accompanying statement
Practical examination with written component
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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|
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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Clearing Contact Details
Course contact detailsVisit our course page