The aim of this course is to introduce delegates to the principles of forensic investigations involving firearms and the investigation of projectile ballistics. Read more Read less

You will be introduced to a range of topics associated with these disciplines, which include:

  • Introduction to weapon function and performance
  • Introduction to ammunition construction and design
  • Introduction to firearms identification
  • Introduction to current UK firearms legislation
  • Introduction to the science of internal and external ballistics.

These topics will be supplemented with practical sessions involving the examination of small arms and ammunition, and the ballistic investigation of improvised mortar bombs.

This short course, which will be taught at MSc standard, is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 02 - 06 Dec 2019
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750 Concessions available

Course structure

One course per year. Each course lasts for 5 days.

What you will learn

This course provides delegates with an unrivalled opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience with firearms, ammunition and live firing testing that is not available at any other UK University.

Core content

  • Introduction to weapon function and performance
  • Introduction to ammunition construction and design
  • Introduction to firearms identification
  • Introduction to current UK firearms legislation
  • Introduction to the science of internal and external ballistics.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This short 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 accredited short course 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

This course is aimed at non-specialists from a variety of backgrounds who would like to learn the fundamental principles of forensic firearms and ballistic investigations.

An appropriate degree or relevant work experience within a forensic field are required.

Accreditation

The short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by  The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

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Concessions

£766 - Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend).

£383 - Student (a current student from any university or a former student of Cranfield University).

Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

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

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.