This professionally-recognised course leads to an understanding of how forensic evidence is used in criminal investigations. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study in one of Britain's largest criminology departments, following a course recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, with access to forensic facilities in the department and through our partnerships with police, probation and criminal justice bodies. These ensure that you learn from current issues and best practice. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The department has practical facilities including a biology lab and a forensic crime scene examination house, plus partnerships with bodies including Hampshire National Probation Service and Saxony Police. Our award-winning Forensic Innovation Centre allows students and academics from the University of Portsmouth to work alongside practitioners in all areas of police forensic science and associated service delivery. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the way forensic analysis and criminal investigations work together, and in a career involving close attention to evidence and intelligence. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course includes relevant study visits to destinations including the fingerprint bureau, Fort Cumberland, or a mortuary, and guest talks from career specialists such as fire investigators and forensic odontologists. Placements are available through local partners or Erasmus+, and the course develops practical, transferable skills in analysis, forensic study and research. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a broad range of criminal justice careers where forensic awareness plays a key role, including probation work, scene of crime officers, or for a variety of graduate opportunities.