- The first year will equip you with the basics of understanding how forensic science is used to solve crime and how to analyse critically its use.
- Crime Scene Examination
- Trace Evidence Analysis
- Evidential Value and Interpretation
- Research Methods
- In your second year you can focus your degree, if you want to, around specialist themes that may be of particular interest to you or your sponsor.
You will choose either six modules marked L or three modules marked L plus two modules marked F or C from:
- Physical Evidence modules
- Fingerprint Corrosion of Metal (L)
- Arson Investigation (L)
- Forensic Engineering (L)
- Weapons of Mass Destruction (F)
- Blood Distribution and Spatter (F)
- Environmental Forensics (C)
- Biological Evidence modules
- Biological Evidence and Serology (F)
- Forensic Toxicology (F)
- Forensic Genetics (F)
Human Remains modules
- Introduction to Forensic Archaeology (L)
- Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (L)
- Forensic Entomology (F)
- Crime Scene Management (L)
- Forensic Science and Law (L)
- Intelligence Gathering and Data Mining of Police Data (L)
- Modules marked L are delivered by the University of Leicester. Modules marked F or C are taught by the University of Florida or the University of Canberra respectively.
- After completing your modules, you will complete a dissertation of approximately 15,000-20,000 words, which may be related to work-based issues you are facing.
- Your dissertation topic will be chosen from a number of broad fields and should reflect an area of particular interest to you.
- Your dissertation supervisor will offer regular virtual supervisory sessions, either by phone or online.