Cranfield University is investing £3.5 million in the latest forensic science technology at its Cranfield campus. Building on Cranfield’s distinctive strength in defence and security, this forensic science teaching and research facility will be unparalleled in the UK.

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. 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 following MSc courses are accredited:

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