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Crime, Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation


Course overview

You cover topics such as the investigative process, evidence types, recording, recovery and analysis of evidence, and crime scene photography. Sessions include a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, and you make use of the University’s extensive crime scene facilities.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

Where you study

Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

Stages of investigation
Understanding the crime scene
The exchange principle
Crime Scene Investigation
Evidence recording, recovery, analysis, interpretation and presentation
Evidence types – glass, fibres, paint, blood, semen, fingerprint etc.

Examine the roles of:
· First Officer attending
· Crime Scene Examiner
· The Investigator
· Forensic Scientists
· Police scientific support staff

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2019 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291