What will I learn?

Got an eye for detail and a fascination for crime scenes? Step away from TV crime dramas and immerse yourself in our labs and crime scene rooms in Cambridge. You’ll learn about criminology, forensic science, policing and the law from lecturers with first-hand experience in the field. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our degree offers you real-world experience through work placements, internships and field trips, and career possibilities in criminal justice, crime analysis and victim support. Are you interested in crime, forensic science, policing and the law, but unsure which subject to study? You will cover them all on our course. We combine the crime scene examination part of forensic science with other crime-related subjects, such as policing, intelligence and the law.This means that, when you graduate, you will have a wide range of criminal justice career options to choose from.Use our superb crime scene rooms to learn the skills of a crime scene examiner, as well as leading technology in industry such as 3D camera and technology systems to ensure you are industry ready. We’ll help you to understand the practical aspects of crime and investigation, and how they affect everyday life. You will look at different types of crime, from burglary through to murder, and find out how these are investigated by the Police. You will also learn how to investigate mass disasters, such as plane crashes and tsunamis, and discover how forensic pathology and anthropology is used.Our three year degree course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) and explores traditional investigative methods used by the Police in addition to newer aspects of policing, such as evidence-based policing. You will also learn how to present professional reports in both a policing environment and within a court of law.Our lecturers have first-hand experience of crime scene examination, policing and criminal justice. As well as benefitting from their knowledge, you will have guest lectures from visiting professionals and get an understanding of the workplace through visits to places such as the Crown Court, and other field trips.

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

Expected January 2021

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

11 January 2021

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

CRIC or Anglia Ruskin approved Foundation Programme; International Baccalaureate with 24 points; High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), administered prior to spring 2016: a minimum score of 550 in each of the three sections (Maths, Critical Reading and Writing); New Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), administered beginning spring 2016: a minimum of 610 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a minimum of 570 in Maths; 2 Advanced Placement Tests (APs) in subjects relevant to the study area with grade 3; ACT (American College Test) with a composite score of 23 or above. Successful completion of an Associate Degree (Associate of Arts/AA or Associate of Science/AS) with a final GPA of 2.7. One year of a 4-year Bachelors course (a minimum of 30 credit/study hours completed) with a CGPA of 2.7. Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

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About this uni

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of £100 million in the last few years on facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
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