Cranfield University’s Forensic Institute has been a home for innovation, expertise, and a strong centre for student community for years. 

The recent investment of £7.2 million into the latest forensic equipment, teaching spaces and experienced and industry relevant academic staff has meant that 2021 will be a new and exciting horizon for the department. 

Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) has a long history of providing the next generation of forensic experts, and alumni have gone on to work around the world for a multitude of public, private and government services. We also have invested in 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. Students have opportunities to join existing research teams, study overseas and produce research papers.

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.

At the heart of our teaching is the Forensic Modular Master's programme, which is complemented by a suite of ancillary short courses. The programme is regarded as very high quality by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences whom are a professional body representing forensic sciences. It is internationally recognised and has around 3,000 members in 60 countries. The majority of our MSc courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Our Forensic MSc Programme includes: