In celebration of the recent £7.2m investment in the Forensic Programme at the Cranfield campus, Cranfield University is awarding a single scholarship of £11,000 to attract a highly focussed postgraduate student with proven academic excellence to study for an MSc degree on our world-leading Forensic Programme. The scholarship award is towards the Tuition Fee for 2022/23 entry and is open to both UK and International applicants. Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year for full time study. Read more Read less
For further funding opportunities please check the relevant course page or see our Fees and Funding page.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, the equivalent of a UK First Class Honours in a relevant subject area. Please note Erasmus funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship will be awarded according to academic ability, a proven record of research, leadership potential and applicant that shows aspirations to be a pioneer in the field of forensic science. The applicant will not only hold a UK First Class honours degree or equivalent, but also show their desire to be a world leader in the field by caring out volunteer work and additional work in their area of expertise.
The successful applicant will be announced by 30th June 2022 and will be expected to act as a key Ambassador of the Forensic Programme which will include contributions such as social media blogs on their Student Experience, open days, marketing activities at conferences and becoming an active Alumnus that engages with the University and prospective students following this prestigious award.
At a glance
- Funding value£11,000 toward tuition fees
- Suitable for Applicants fromEU, Rest of World, UK
- Deadline27 May 2022
- Funding provider(s)Cranfield Forensic Institute
What it covers
£11,000 toward tuition fees for full-time Masters students.
Who can apply
Applications are open to full-time students who have applied and received an offer from Cranfield University to study on an applicable Forensics course for the intake starting October 2022 and have paid a deposit to secure their place.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the CFI 2022 Joseph Bell Scholarship cover all my financial needs?
The CFI scholarship funding does not cover all the costs needed to study in Cranfield, only a contribution to the course fee of £11,000.
Are there any other scholarships or bursaries for the Forensic Master’s Programme?
The Funding Team of Cranfield University has information on the following page: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/funding
Does everyone on the Forensic Master’s Programme have a scholarship?
Not every student on the Forensic Master’s Programme receives a scholarship. Only one student will be awarded the CFI Joseph Bell Scholarship.
I have a study offer from Cranfield University; can I apply?
You need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses in the Forensic Programme and have accepted your offer and paid the deposit to secure your place.
What is the Cranfield Forensic Master’s Programme?
The Forensic Master’s Programme is a modular programme which includes our five themed MSc courses. We have alumni in senior positions in all parts of the world. You can find out a lot more about what forensic courses are offered on our website.
How does Cranfield Forensic Programme compare with other UK Forensic courses?
Cranfield University’s recent investment of £7.2 million into the latest forensic equipment, teaching spaces and experienced and industry relevant academic staff means that 2021 will be a new and exciting horizon for the department.
Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) has a long history of providing the next generation of forensic experts, and alumni have gone on to work around the world for a multitude of public, private and government services. We also have invested in 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. CFI is a world-class teaching department for the many forensic-related disciplines at Cranfield University, such as archaeology, ballistics, engineering failures, explosives, and materials science. Our superb facilities and excellent industry links provide students with highly desired standards of education and research, making CFI unique within the postgraduate education sector. Our unique relationship with the UK Ministry of Defence also allows access to a range of facilities at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, not found in any comparable academic institution.
At the new location for CFI on the Cranfield Campus Students have access to our purpose-built outdoor research forensic fieldwork facility, which has been specifically designed to enable research into animal decomposition, taphonomy and excavation of buried remains. We also have unique microscopy services and facilities, as well as analytical and biomechanics laboratories.
Four of our five MSc courses have been formally accredited by the internationally renowned Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, under the Component Standards; Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence, Laboratory Analysis and Crime Scene Investigations.
What happens if I do not receive the scholarship?
Many students have completed a Forensic Master’s Programme degree and have gone on to build a successful career
How do I apply?
Firstly, you need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses and have accepted your offered and paid the deposit to secure your place. We then ask for a separate Justification for Support document of about 5000 words in PDF format to be submitted on the website by the deadline of midnight on the Friday 27th May 2022.
What do you look for in the submission?
Beyond having top academic achievements, we are looking for evidence of potential excellence within the field of Forensic Science. We want to understand your vision of the future. We look for justification on how your chosen study route will help you achieve your future plans and career. Most importantly, we want you to demonstrate your communication ability. The Justification for Support should not be a tick box set of answers. We are looking for an expression of personality and why you would excel on the Forensic Master’s Programme, and why Cranfield is your first choice of university to study the particular forensic MSc title you have applied for.
How is the selection done?
After the submission deadline, we shall have a shortlist evaluation. For the people who pass the shortlist stage, they will be invited to attend a series of Teams interviews in June. The panel evaluate the performance of the candidate and make the final decision.
When do I hear from you after the submission?
An acknowledgement shall be sent once you apply. We shall then get in touch after the competition closes.
Can I email my submission?
The webform is the only means of submission.
Can I ask questions?
If you have any questions that have not been answered on this webpage, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
You should submit an application for one of the eligible courses. Application links are available on the course pages, which are linked to above. Your online application will form part of our evaluation of your academic achievement. We will send you your 6 digit Student ID once we have received and processed your application form.
Applications for the Cranfield Forensic Institute 2022 Joseph Bell Scholarship should be made online by Friday 27 May, midnight. The online form is the only means of submission and you must submit a Justification for Support statement of about 5000 words. There is no pre-defined format for the Justification for Support statement and you are encouraged to prepare this to best reflect your personality. It is recommended that you draft your Justification of Support statement before commencing the online scholarship application form so you can copy and paste your statement into the form at the appropriate section.
The Justification for Support shall be evaluated based on:
- Academic achievement
- Evidence of excellence potential
- Vision of Forensic Future
- Communication ability
Shortlisted candidates shall be interviewed by telephone or video conference during June 2022. Successful applicants shall be informed by 30 June 2022 of the award. The decision of the panel is final.