12 months
15500 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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On this Forensic Investigation degree course from University of Portsmouth, you'll learn the practical skills and theories that underpin forensic science, from the investigation to the courtroom.

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You'll learn key practical skills and and their strategic deployment in the investigation of crime. You'll study current forensic methods in realistic settings, understanding the extent and nature of forensic practices.

You can choose to study full or part-time, on campus.

This Forensic Investigation degree course from University of Portsmouth has been developed with our partners in law enforcement and forensic providers, including Hampshire Constabulary, Key Forensic Services and Forensic Access. So, when you graduate, you'll have all the skills you need for a successful career in the forensic investigation, or related fields, and transferable skills which will support your career development.

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in investigation or intelligence work, in the public or private sectors.

Career opportunities include:

  • Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Police Staff Investigator
  • Forensic scientist / analyst
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry
  • Financial investigator
  • Compliance officer
  • Analyst

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Investigation 
  • Dissertation / Major Project
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics 
  • Applied Forensic Science
  • Aquatic Forensic Investigation 
  • Contemporary Security in International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong and relevant work experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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