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BA (Hons)Forensic Studies

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

Forensic Studies at Winchester enables students to engage with the key issues surrounding forensic detection methods and their application to a wide range of investigations into the problems presented by crime.

The Forensic Studies course combines elements of Criminology, Psychology and Archaeology to introduce students to a wide range of applied investigative techniques.

Study abroad (optional): America

Fact: Students can contribute to and experience real-world criminology in action through experience on the Innocence Project, working on live cases where the appeals system has been exhausted.

Programme structure

Forensic methods are a vital part of the criminal justice process, with many agencies relying on forensic detection to help solve a range of problems. The programme combines elements of criminology, psychology and archaeology to introduce students to a wide range of applied investigative techniques, grounded in both classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives.

Subject areas include techniques of forensic investigation, miscarriages of justice in the criminal justice system and forensic psychology.

In Year 1, students are introduced to the core conceptual, theoretical, ethical and practical debates within forensic studies and build the foundation of core skills to enable students to engage with Years 2 and 3.

The second year of the programme introduces specific forensic science practices, such as DNA analysis, in more detail and teaches students about key forensic roles, such as forensic anthropology, odontology and the role of forensic medical examiners.

In the final year of the programme, students implement their knowledge and understanding through a number of projects and appreciate the complexities involved in collecting and presenting forensic evidence through a series of practical activities.

Practical sessions complement this theoretical focus, allowing students to engage with particular forensic techniques. Students come to understand forensics as an interdisciplinary field where several subject areas converge to create a dynamic area of study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States