Over the last decade, heritage crime has become an increasing issue across the world. Efforts from the international heritage community to tackle crime against cultural property have highlighted the increasing demand for highly qualified and skilled subject matter experts. Developed from discussions with cultural heritage bodies, NGOs, military and police, this new forensic MSc will provide you with real world skills that will enhance your employability.


Overview

  • Start dateOctober
  • DurationFull-time: 11 months (MSc), one year (PgDip and PgCert); Part-time: three years (MSc) or two years (PgDip and PgCert)
  • DeliveryBy written and practical examinations, continuous assessment, project presentation and oral exam
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typeFull-time / Part-time
  • CampusCranfield campus

Why this course?

This course will fit into the highly successful Forensic Master’s Programme run by Cranfield University. Cranfield teaches a suite of other Forensic MSc titles, which means that students on this course will work alongside those studying other forensic disciplines in depth, including archaeology, anthropology, ballistics and investigations. Optional modules on this new course allow its students to experience one or two modules in some of these other specialties, enhancing their employability and increasing the student experience.

Course details

Students are required to take nine core modules and choose up to two elective modules based on their particular background, future requirements or interests. This is followed by a four-month research project.

Some modules for this MSc may be taught at Cranfield University at Shrivenham. 

Course delivery

By written and practical examinations, continuous assessment, project presentation and oral exam

Individual project

The individual project takes four months from April to July. The student selects from a range of titles, or may propose their own topic. Most are practically or experimentally based using Cranfield’s unique facilities.

Modules

Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory and elective (where applicable) modules which are currently affiliated with this course. All modules are indicative only, and may be subject to change for your year of entry.


Your career

Key organisations have supported the need for further education within this field, due to the rise in crime and high demand for highly qualified subject matter experts. 

This course aims to meet these demands and improve the employment prospects for students, and promotion prospects for existing heritage professionals. Heritage is a competitive, but expanding field, and the knowledge gained from this MSc should be of real world use to enhance your chances of employment.

How to apply

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