This module can only be taken as Short Course for Credit as part of the Forensic Master's Programme
 

Electives may not run if there is limited student uptake. However, alternatives will be offered.

This course considers the role and legal responsibilities of expert witnesses. You will learn about civil and criminal procedure rules, excellence in report and statement writing, presentation of evidence in court, and preparation for cross-examination.

At a glance

Course structure

One per year, classroom based.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • define the role and responsibilities of the expert witness,
  • construct an effective expert witness report,
  • develop the skills to present oral evidence in court effectively and respond successfully to cross-examination.

Core content

  • Role and legal responsibilities of the forensic expert,
  • civil and criminal procedure rules,
  • excellence in report and statement writing,
  • presentation of evidence in court,
  • preparation for cross-examination.

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.

Who should attend

Individuals with an appropriate degree or experience who are interested in the role and legal responsibilities of the forensic expert, Civil and Criminal Procedure Rules, report and statement writing, presentation of evidence in court, and how to prepare for cross-examination.

Accreditation

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

Speakers

Concessions

Sponsored by company - £1,925
Individual - £965
Alumni - £485

Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

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
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

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