11 months
20000 GBP/full
10000 GBP/full
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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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Key facts

It 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 electrical devices (IED) investigation or firearms and their investigation.

Some of this Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation  MSc will be delivered at Cranfield University at Shrivenham located on the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Security clearance will be required as part of the application process. Please refer to our entry requirements section for more details, or see further about security clearance for Cranfield at Shrivenham. 


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

Programme Structure

  • 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 or thesis. Some modules for this MSc may be taught at Cranfield University at Shrivenham. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 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



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

    20000 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.

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.


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