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.

Digital Forensics 

The new MSc in Digital Forensics, offered by Cranfield University in partnership with CCL Solutions Group, (CCL) will seek to address the academically orientated operational needs of UK policing and serious skills shortage of educated and trained individuals in the field to fill digital forensic positions and support the UK’s criminal justice system.

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology 

The Archaeology and Anthrolpology 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 Biology

Forensic biology is the application of biology to link a person(s), such as suspect or victim, to a location, an item or another person. It can be utilised to further investigations for both criminal and civil cases. Two of the most important factors to be constantly considered throughout the collection, processing, and analysis of evidence, are the maintenance of chain of custody as well as contamination prevention, especially considering the nature of the majority of biological evidence.

Forensic Investigation 

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. 

The following courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

  • Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation
  • Forensic Investigation