Learning and assessment
We focus on student-centred approaches to learning, and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning in order to develop the attributes needed for life-long learning and continuing professional development.
The course is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, workshops, case studies and directed study. Directed study will include directed reading of selected textbooks, specified source literature and open learning materials, directed web-based materials, report writing and other assignments such as individual project/dissertation work.
Assessment methods include:
- laboratory reports
- expert witness statements
- case and witness reports
- mock court exercise (oral cross examination)
- essays, worksheets, critiques, group-work, poster and oral presentations
- research designs
- reflective journals
- examinations (essays, short answers, MCQ).
We have excellent teaching and research facilities for forensics at Bradford including a Forensic Examination Suite, Forensic Taphonomy Laboratory and Field Station and our own dedicated Crime Scene facility.