My experience at Christ Church was beyond amazing, not only was my degree non-comparable to anything I’d experienced before but the staff were probably the most knowledgeable, helpful people I’ve ever come across. They are always willing to go above and beyond when they see the true potential in their students. I’ll always be eternally grateful to the staff.


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    Take your interest in criminal justice one step further with a degree exploring the practical investigation of crime, with a specific focus on crime scene investigation.

    You will be taking a step towards a career that is interesting, exciting, varied and challenging. Through this degree, you'll have the opportunity to gain an excellent grounding in the theory, processes and procedures associated with forensic investigation. You will study the practical investigation of crime to establish the facts and evidence that contribute to the resolution of crime by the police, courts and crime prevention.

    You will receive a specific focus on criminal investigation which will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of criminal investigation theory and the practical application to real life crime scenarios.

    Why study Forensic Investigation (Criminal Investigation)?

    91% of our Forensic Investigation students were satisfied with their course

    100% of our Forensic Investigation students said that the staff made the subject interesting

    A career in forensic investigation and criminal investigation is challenging, exciting and rewarding. It involves the investigation of crime by the police and requires people who are inquisitive, resilient, dedicated, good at problem-solving and enjoy working in a team.

    Our course, which has a strong focus on criminal investigation, will provide you with an in-depth and practical insight into the concepts and procedures used by the police to investigate crime and manage criminals, victims and witnesses to ensure that the facts of the case are identified and justice is achieved.

    You'll gain practical skills and an in-depth understanding of criminal investigation from the police and forensic perspectives, so that you are prepared to follow your career aspirations. This may include working with the police, a forensic provider or any other investigative or intelligence agency, for example, the Home Office or HM Customs and Excise.