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 & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a 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 and technology 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
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You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This 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 fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
180 UCAS tariff points. GCSEs required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
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, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
Full-time undergraduate (4 years)
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