Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) has extensive expertise and exceptional facilities in a wide range of forensic sciences specialities. Our education and research is unsurpassed.

CFI was established as the home for the many forensic-related disciplines already active at Cranfield University, such as ballistics, explosives, materials science, engineering failures and forensic computing.

These were greatly enhanced by the addition of forensic archaeology and anthropology, making us the only university in the world to accommodate these disciplines within a science and technology faculty.

CFI has become a leading international player in the field known for the best research and postgraduate teaching and we significantly enhance the employability of students by producing postgraduates of the highest quality.

We employ more than 20 staff (who are mostly research active), have over 35 PhD students and in excess of 100 MSc students; all teaching is both research and operationally led.

At the heart of our teaching is the Forensic Modular Master's programme, which is complimented by a suite of ancillary short courses. The programme only started in 2010 and is already the most successful forensic MSc course in the UK for student numbers, and is regarded as very high quality by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Students have opportunities to join existing research teams, study overseas and produce research papers.