Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Forensic and Criminal Investigation

3 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

Are you interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science? The investigative methods and state-of-the-art equipment you'll be exposed to as part of our BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Investigation program will prepare you for careers in the real world.

The first part of the course is an interactive tour of the investigative process, illuminating the interplay between law enforcement, forensics, and the courts. This is an example of investigators working together to get answers. This course will provide you a firm grounding in contemporary forensics and criminal investigations thanks to its expert faculty, guest lecturers, and webinars.

This training is unlike any other because of our immersive, realistic virtual crime world. This setting will be carefully woven throughout your modules to facilitate the practical application of what you learn in lectures, labs, and discussions. You can snoop about a graveyard full of partially dressed skeletons, a courthouse, a forensics lab, and the police custody suite. You'll be more prepared for a career in forensics and criminal investigations after reading this.

Program structure


Level 4

  • Introduction to Forensic Investigation (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigation (20 credits)
  • Police Custody (20 credits)
  • Witnesses: An Introduction (20 credits)
  • Criminal Investigation: Procedures and Practises (20 credits)
  • Analysis and Application of Forensics (20 credits)

Level 5

  • Core Modules
    • Forensic Trace Analysis (20 credits)
    • Forensic Biology (20 credits)
    • Civilian Employability (20 credits)
    • Coroners (20 credits)
  • Elective Modules
    • Terrorism and the Global Response (20 credits)
    • The Intelligence Services (20 credits)
    • Policing Concepts and Theories (20 credits)

Level 6

  • Forensic Anthropology (20 credits)
  • Environmental Forensics (20 credits)
  • Law Enforcement: Vulnerability and Risk (20 credits)
  • Special Investigations: (60 credit portfolio)


Studying online

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent.
  • Alternative level 3 qualifications will also be considered, including Access to HE, a BTEC Extended Diploma, or internationally equivalent.

We’re also happy to consider your application if you can demonstrate your ability to study the course via previous work experience, references, and a personal statement.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent.
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the medium of instruction was in English can be accepted.

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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