Elements of this Module will be undertaken at Cranfield University at Shrivenham located on the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Security clearance will be required if this module is selected. Please refer to our entry requirements section for more details, or see further about security clearance for Cranfield at Shrivenham.

This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

To understand and evaluate the effect of projectile and blast impact on personnel, vehicles and structures and the material science governing available protection systems for a given threat.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 25 - 29 Apr 2022
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,750 - Short Course for Credit fee
    Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

•  Evaluate available protection systems for a given threat
•  Assess potential wounding/injury/damage for a given threat
•  Apply testing and analytical methodologies for current/future projectile defeat

Core content

•  Penetrating, blunt and blast injuries
•  Tissue simulants
•  Metallic and non-metallic armours
•  Analytical modelling
•  Numerical modelling

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this Short Course for Credit and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.

 Find out more about short course credit points.


The course is a module of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by  The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.


Sponsored by company - £1,750

Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend) - £875

Alumni/Current Student - £435

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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