11 months
20600 GBP/full
10300 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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Using cutting edge research, latest methodologies and in-depth forward thinking. Cranfield University's Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc aims to enhance your understanding in a fast-paced science. 

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Cranfield University 's Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation MSc will give you a broad introduction into the subject, and will utilise highly practical and hands-on sessions, aiming to produce forensic experts capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

The course allows you to flexibly choose a number of elective modules to suit your prospective career. You can choose from a list of different capabilities within the scope of the course, whether than be Hazardous materials, counter-improvised explosive devices (IED) investigation or firearms and their investigation. 

Your career

Supports professional development for those in security and defence occupations related to explosives, intelligence or search. Excellent grounding for career starters looking to join government scientific services, forensic laboratories, police departments and insurance companies.


The MSc of this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ballistic Impact and Protection
  • Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Capability
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Explosive Effects on Structures
  • Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices 
  • Investigation and Evidence Collection
  • Reasoning for Forensic Science 

Key information


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

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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in forensic science or scientific discipline, 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

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  • International

    20600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20600 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    10300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.


  • MSc Full-time £10,300
  • MSc Part-time £10,300 
  • PgDip Full-time £8,250
  • PgDip Part-time £8,250


  • MSc Full-time £20,600
  • MSc Part-time £20,600 
  • PgDip Full-time £16,700
  • PgDip Part-time £16,700

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


home feesMSc Full-time £10,300MSc Part-time £10,300 *PgDip Full-time £8,250PgDip Part-time £8,250 *

* Fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.

overseas fees

MSc Full-time £20,600

MSc Part-time £20,600 *

PgDip Full-time £16,700

PgDip Part-time £16,700 *

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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