Forensic Science uses scientific techniques to examine criminal activities. Given the complex patterns of crime and offending in the 21st century, the demand for professionals in Criminology & Forensic Science is high.
This course trains you to debate the practical, ethical, and scientific issues around criminality and punishment. You will come to appreciate the science behind the collection, processing, and preservation of evidence.
You will apply what you learn into practice in our purpose-built replica crime scene facility right here on campus. A recent addition to the university, it provides detailed and realistic crime scenes for you to explore. Get hands-on to collect evidence, explore criminal activity, and see the world of forensic science brought to life.
You will learn specialist investigation methods including document evaluation, fire and firearms investigation, and use explosion site CSI before you interpret evidence and present your findings in scientific, medical, and legal contexts.
When you choose one of our Criminology degrees, you will get the chance to apply for a semester-long placement with Humberside Police**. You will work with areas like CSI, the Special Branch Ports Unit, Community Policing, Cybercrime and the custody suite. You will also visit crime scenes, observe interviews, and collect evidence. Recent students have had the opportunity to investigate policing and security issues.
Our close relationships with local and national police and other criminal justice agencies has strengthened our degrees to be topical, practical, and fit for purpose, creating placements to explore criminology in real-life contexts and volunteering opportunities like the Appropriate Adult scheme.
Our lecturers specialise in current issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice and draw from their expertise to inform their teaching. These include AI & predictive policing, modern-day slavery, knife crime, domestic violence, mental health & crime, organised crime, cyber-terrorism and security issues. Lecturers bring their specialist knowledge and enthusiasm into the lecture theatre to help you define and develop your own areas of interest.
And our annual Careers in Criminal Justice event will enable our students to network with employers from the sector.