You’re fascinated by making sense of crime after it has taken place and want to be part of the investigative processes. We are here for you with a criminology with forensic investigation course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise.
You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs and how forensic investigation uncovers hidden details of crimes already committed. Based in our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the criminal justice system and the role of forensic investigation in helping bring offenders to justice. During a mock major incident exercise with serving police and ambulance service professionals, you will develop real-world forensic investigative skills in our crime house. You will learn the latest evidence enhancement techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories all the while being challenged to tackle tough questions about crime, justice and society as a criminologist. Through developing robust research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects.
We are here to make your experience at university as easy as possible. Whether you need advice on finances, childcare, travel or placements, we have award-winning* support. From online study skills before you start, to a personal tutor and helpful staff on-site, we’ll help you get the most out of your university experience.
Your course will supply you with a skill set to pursue a professional career in crime scene investigation for the police or private sector or, a criminology based role. You may decide to work with on with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus your career on the needs of victims of crime. You will also be ideally placed to undertake further research into criminology and forensic investigation.