Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Crime Scene Investigation

This course, accredited by the Forensic Science Society, is a top-up this programme allowing forensic practitioners who are holders of the Forensic Science Society diploma to study for an MSc; the course requires students to carry out a major independent research project in crime scene investigation; the project can be undertaken in the student's own laboratories or at the university; the exact subject of the project is agreed by negotiation with the member of staff who will act as the academic supervisor for the project; support for the course is provided by blackboard which gives details of risk assessments and ethical considerations which have to be in place before the commencement of the project.

Entry requirements

The Forensic Science Society Diploma in the appropriate subject awarded from 2010 onwards; admission may be possible for those who received their diploma before 2010 by accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 294400