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Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime MSc

Cranfield University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cranfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    11 months

Course summary

Criminal activity and conflict continue to pose significant threats to both national and international cultural heritage. Increased evidence of the destruction, theft, trafficking, forgery, fraud and laundering of cultural property has highlighted the need for specially qualified, skilled professionals to combat cultural heritage crime. Cranfield's new forensic MSc was developed in discussion with cultural heritage professionals, military agencies, law enforcement and art market stakeholders. Examining current threats to a range of cultural heritage from shipwrecks to fine art, this unique postgraduate programme will equip you with the specialist skills and international network required to work in the global field of heritage crime investigation and cultural property protection.

Why this course?

This course will fit into the highly successful Forensic Master’s Programme run by Cranfield University. Cranfield teaches a suite of other Forensic MSc titles, which means that students on this course will work alongside those studying other forensic disciplines in depth, including archaeology, anthropology, ballistics and investigations. Optional modules on this new course allow its students to experience one or two modules in some of these other specialties, enhancing their employability and increasing the student experience.

Your career

Key organisations have supported the need for further education within this field, due to the rise in crime and high demand for highly qualified subject matter experts.

This course aims to meet these demands and improve the employment prospects for students, and promotion prospects for existing heritage professionals. Heritage is a competitive, but expanding field, and the knowledge gained from this MSc should be of real world use to enhance your chances of employment.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Cranfield University

  • Campus address

    Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, England

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