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Forensic Investigations BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Multidisciplinary in its approach, this course brings together a range of important disciplines within investigative processes – digital forensics, social media, fraud, photography and sociology in criminal and civil investigations.Our teaching team currently has a wide range of professional experience and includes a qualified solicitor, trained barrister and senior investigating police officers, as well as expertise in surveillance and investigative interviewing, pathology, fraud and financial investigations. They have links with a range of investigative agencies, including local police forces, support organisations and specialist investigators, some of whom have offered placements to students.We focus on providing a practical experience, using real-life case studies and scenarios, as well as traditional academic approaches. We aim to host regular guest lectures led by investigative professionals who provide specialist and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of their particular fields. For example, recent talks have looked at offender profiling, geographic profiling, pathology, digital forensics, computer reconstructions, rape and sexual assault.**Key Course Benefits*** Regular expert guest lecturers which have recently included the Chief Executive of the West Midlands Police Crime Commissioners Office, the lead pathologist for this area and a national expert in Behavioural Investigative Advice. * A team of multidisciplinary experts from various subjects, including criminologists, lawyers, chemists, forensic scientists, investigators and psychologists who bring their research and practical experiences in to their teaching. * Two former senior investigating officers, one a member of the National Working Group on Disclosure matters, who have investigated numerous homicides, organised and gang related criminality, as well as gun-related serious crimes.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    51st

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 34 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    112 59%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    2nd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    7th

    15

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