With a focus on investigative approaches and techniques over practical laboratory-based analysis methods, this course aims to provide you with the practical skills required to interpret and present analytical evidence associated with the explanation and solution of criminal and civil cases. If you choose this course you may beneﬁt from: A teaching team who have links with a wide range of investigative agencies including local police forces, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), beneﬁt fraud and specialist forensic investigators who may offer placements throughout the course; Guest lectures led by investigative professionals who provide specialist and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of their particular ﬁelds; A team of multidisciplinary experts from various subjects including criminologists, lawyers, chemists, forensic scientists, investigators and psychologists who bring their research and practical experiences in to their teaching; Using real-life case studies and scenarios, as well as traditional academic approaches, to develop transferable skills relating to the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of evidence; Access to well-equipped and well founded laboratory facilities. You will be introduced to ﬁngerprint recovery using powders in your ﬁrst year. You will also be introduced to blood testing using Kastle Meyer (KM) and blood typing (ABO); Experience of crime scene photography using a digital SLR with Liveview (i.e. you can see on the large screen the photograph being taken and what camera settings have been used); Access to a crime scene room that you will use in the third year where some of these techniques will be employed. In addition there is a courtroom where you will be required to provide witness testimony in your third year.