Masters programmes and funding available at Cranfield University’s Forensic Institute – apply now

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Cranfield University’s Forensic Institute has been a home for innovation, expertise, and a strong centre for student community for years. 

In 2024 Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Cranfield University and has a history of providing the next generation of forensic experts. Our alumni have gone on to work around the world for a multitude of public, private and government services. We also have invested in extensive expertise and exceptional facilities in a wide range of forensic sciences specialities. Our education and research is unsurpassed.

An investment of £7.2 million into the latest forensic equipment, teaching spaces and experienced and industry-relevant academic staff has meant students and staff now have access to brand new world-class facilities and teaching spaces that are unmatched in the UK.

Cranfield University is the UK’s largest postgraduate only University and offers courses across the spectrum of Forensics. Our wide portfolio allows us to reach students who could be interested in studying a MSc in Forensic Investigation, but the elective modules allow you to pick and choose several modules from other courses to sample or tailor your study to your desired completion.

Our Courses

Why Cranfield?

  • Cranfield is a six-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. We are ranked in the top ten UK universities for commercial research, consultancy and professional development and Times Higher Education ranked us first in the UK for research income per academic in 2017.
  • Our staff-to-student ratio of 8:1 is one of the best of any university in the UK. Our students tell us that our hands-on, practical approach, our specialist focus and the depth and excellence of our education, research and industry links are what attracts them here.
  • Our world-class facilities include dedicated forensic teaching spaces such as a simulated mass grave, crime scene investigation mock up rooms, digital forensic laboratories, morgue and a large laser ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry laboratory.

Our Graduates

We believe passionately to set up all our students for life in industry and professional environments. Some of our graduates have gone on to roles such as a;

  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Government Analyst
  • Social Science Professional
  • Toxicology Analyst
  • Forensic Firearms Technician


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