If you’d like a career in crime scene investigation, this course will introduce you to the forensic techniques used, as well as to police investigative methods and court evidence requirements.
Over a period of two years you’ll develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a crime scene examiner, mixing academic study with work-based learning.
There are core modules in forensic methods, management and investigation, UK law and the legal system, criminology, mass disasters, community safety and police investigation, so you’ll actually be well-equipped for careers in many areas of the criminal justice system.
You’ll learn in various ways, from lectures and seminars to practical sessions including laboratory-based work, role play and simulations.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a sound knowledge of how to select and carry out forensic crime scene procedures accurately, safely and legally – producing high quality scientific evidence that the courts will accept.
You’ll also know your way around the criminal justice system and will able to deal confidently and knowledgeably with forensic science colleagues, as well as other agencies such as the police, courts and community partnerships.
This course will also teach you scientific writing and research methods, so you’ll be well-prepared if you’d like to continue your academic studies.
Many of our graduates go on to careers in the police force, crime scene investigation and police community support. Others work in the intelligence field, analytical services, community safety, probation service, youth work and the prison service.
We’ll assess your progress using exams and essay assignments, as well as your performance in practical work, presentations, classwork and role play.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages.
Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students (and EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021) can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
72 UCAS tariff points. GCSEs required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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