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Forensic Ballistics

Cranfield University

Master
11 months
Duration
20000 GBP/full
10000 GBP/full
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About

The Forensic Ballistics course from Cranfield University is designed to provide students with a comprehensive insight of the field of firearms, ammunition and ballistic investigations. 

Overview

The Forensic Ballistics course from Cranfield University is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce a clear understanding of how firearms and ammunition function, the science of ballistics, the role of the forensic firearms examiner and how the forensic evidence produced in gun crime can be used to help resolve issues in relation to criminal and civil law.

The course consists of a one-week period of introductory studies followed by academic instruction in modular form. Most modules are of five days duration, interspersed with weeks devoted to private study. Students are required to take eight core modules and choose three elective modules based on their particular background, future requirements or interests. This is followed by a four-month research project and either a thesis or literature review and paper.

Careers

Prepares you to practice as a professional expert witness in forensic ballistics, within forensic laboratories, police departments, government bodies and non-governmental organisations. It is also a necessary introduction that could lead into conducting research at PhD level in the subject.

In celebration of the £3.5m investment in the Forensic Programme at the Cranfield campus in 2020, Cranfield University are awarding five scholarships for each MSc degree on our world-leading Forensic Programme. Each scholarship awards a full-tuition fee waiver to cover the course fee. Find out more about the requirements on the Cranfield Forensic Institute Excellence Scholarship page. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Techniques 
  • Courtroom Skills 
  • Firearms Investigations 
  • Forensic Ballistic Investigations 
  • Investigation and Evidence Collection 
  • Reasoning for Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Firearms Investigations and Forensic Ballistics
  • Materials Engineering and Processing

Audience

The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. 

The MSc in Forensic Ballistics course usually has around 10-15 students per year. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

A first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a science, archaeology, anthropology, engineering, forensic science, materials, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.

EU:

PgDip Full-time: £8,000

International:

PgDip Full-time: £16,200

Funding

  • Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)
  • Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England 
  • Santander MSc Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) 
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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