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Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc

Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course introduces students to the investigation of explosive and CBRN crime scenes. It considers both pre- and post-blast scenes, and associated scenes. The MSc also develops the student's ability to apply forensic intelligence and exploitation techniques, and blend it with open source intelligence.

Who is it for?

The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK.

Places on the MSc Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation are competitive. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America.

Why this course?

The Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation course is part of the MSc Forensic Programme, and is designed to give a broad introduction to the subject, rapidly advancing into the understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest methodologies. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

The course consists of a one-week period of introductory studies followed by academic instruction in modular form. Most modules are of five days duration, interspersed with weeks devoted to private study. Students are required to take eight core modules and choose three elective modules based on their particular background, future requirements or interests. This is followed by a four-month research project and either a thesis or literature review and paper.

Accreditation

The MSc of this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Your career

Supports professional development for those in security and defence occupations related to explosives, intelligence or search. Excellent grounding for career starters looking to join government scientific services, forensic laboratories, police departments and insurance companies.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 11 months | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

11 months

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The aim of the FIEED course is to educate forensic scientists, police, military and relevant supporting disciplines in the process of investigating an explosive device, scene of explosion or suspected production facility or hide. Students work up from scene processing and evidence recovery, through to selection of analytic techniques, production of witness statements and court hearings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£20,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in forensic science or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

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