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Postgraduate Forensic Sciences

This is for the enquiring minds

Develop advanced practical, analytical and interpretative skills in forensic archaeology and crime scene investigation.

Our hands-on Master's programme combines approaches from different disciplines, to provide a comprehensive forensic skillset.

MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Postgraduate on-campus Open Day

Tuesday 25 April, 16:00 - 19:30

Join us on campus to find out about courses, career options, funding, and life as a postgraduate student at Bradford.

Courses in this subject

We have 2 courses in this area.


Postgraduate study can open up new possibilities and help accelerate your career.

Law enforcement, forensics, and commercial archaeology are just a small selection of the different areas in which a Forensic Science graduate can work. Other possible careers include:

  • police officer
  • scene of crime/scientific support
  • forensic scientist
  • forensic archaeologist
  • archaeologist
Students using hand-held tools to dig

Our facilities

The Simulation Suite is home to a 3D dissection table and human patient simulator. The Anatomage Table allows you to take apart the human body digitally.

Take a full tour of our facilities

Want to find out more?

Get answers to your questions about postgraduate study at Bradford:

Register for updates, make an enquiry or arrange a call with a member of teaching staff.

Meet our postgraduate Forensic Sciences students

Our students choose to study a postgraduate Forensic Sciences degree for a number of reasons.

Explore our students' stories to find out about their backgrounds, ambitions, and how they are finding the postgraduate experience at Bradford.

Keeley Hirst

MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation

Keeley is now a Crime Scene Investigator for the West Yorkshire Police and visits between two and five crime scenes daily.

"Doing this course sets you apart from everybody else, it's such a competitive field to get into, loads of people apply for this job because they’ve seen it on the TV. You need to have something that makes you stand out, and if you’ve got a Master's in it then you’re going to already know more and you’ll be starting off with a base knowledge that other people won't have."

Read Keeley's story

Keeley Hirst, in CSI uniform

Postgraduate finance and funding

Postgraduate study is an investment in your future, and funding your degree has never been easier.

There are a range of options to help you cover the costs of studying, including loans and scholarships. Current and past University of Bradford students can also benefit from our Alumni Discount Scheme.

Find out more about financing your postgraduate studies:

Tuition fees cover the cost of your registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessment and examination.

Government loans of up to £11,836 are available to help cover your tuition fees and living costs while you study.

Every year the University of Bradford invests over £4m in scholarships to help students from all backgrounds. 

The government provides doctoral loans of up to £27,892 to help cover your course fees and living costs while you study.

Ready to apply?

Find out how to submit your application.