Cranfield Forensic Institute offers a wide array of different Master’s level courses, along with short courses and use of forensic facilities and research capabilities. 

Our forensic programme currently holds five core MSc courses with plans for more in the near future as CFI looks to expand its expertise, capability and facilities in our new home at the Cranfield Campus. 

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc

The Archaeology and Anthropology MSc is a popular and fascinating MSc which offers you the chance to have a more ‘hands-on’ approach to the practical elements of Archaeology and Anthropology. You will work with modules in simulated mass-grave and buried remains recovery scenario’s and learn techniques in analysing, excavating and presenting finds. 

Forensic Ballistics MSc

Utilising Cranfield University’s close relationship with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, the Forensic Ballistics MSc benefits from the use of facilities unmatched in any other university in the United Kingdom. The course is attended by a number of domestic and foreign nationals meaning the chance for networking, connecting ideas and building successful relationships both personal and professional with others around the globe makes this MSc a superb way of enhancing your expertise in ballistics and ballistics investigation.

Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc

Using access to our Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC) the MSc in Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc has unparalleled facilities to build and test explosive matter in a secure environment. Choose from a number of elective modules to complement the core modular experience of the course and enhance your expertise in areas from counterterrorism to impact and protection. 

Forensic Investigation MSc 

Learn, enhance, and build on your knowledge of forensic investigation, presenting in criminal and non-criminal cases and how to succinctly analyse and explain a number of areas of forensic investigation. The course will allow you to choose a number of elective modules to tailor your experience and focus on capabilities you want, including modules in hazardous forensics, fires and investigation and other roles intrinsic to forensic investigation. 

Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime MSc 

Heritage sites both domestic and international have often come under threat from criminal activity or conflict which has caused damage to cultural sites or artefacts worldwide. The Heritage Crime MSc aims to build expertise in working to identify and analyse these items and how to work with law enforcement and cultural protection agencies in how to look after and preserve our heritage both at home and overseas.

The majority of our MSc courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.