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Online Degree / Criminology
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Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Investigation

Start your forensic and criminal investigation career with this online degree from Arden University. You’ll be guided through an entire crime scene investigation to help you gain expert insight and practical, workplace-ready skills.

Forensic and Criminal Investigation
  • Level

    Professional Certificate
  • Duration

    1 year
  • Format

    Fully Online
  • Language

  • Total Tuition Fee


Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Investigation

  • Professional Certificate

  • 1 year

  • Fully Online

  • Total tuition fee


    Advance your career in crime scene investigation

    Immerse yourself in the law enforcement forensic investigative process with this fully online degree from Arden University. Using state-of-the-art technology, you’ll gain insights into real-life criminal investigations to help you develop practical and career-enhancing skills.

    Beginning at the point of criminal activity and the scene of the crime, you’ll be guided through the entire investigative process as you learn how to translate theoretical principles to real-world scenarios. With this knowledge, you’ll have the foundations for further study or work in the field.

    Understand different roles in a criminal investigation

    Throughout the degree, you’ll take on a range of investigative roles to understand the important processes of a criminal investigation and how different personnel work together to achieve a common goal.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Crime scene investigation
    • Forensic skills
    • Criminal investigation

    To be eligible for this course, you should have:

    • Completion of a level 3 qualification, such as A levels or equivalent.
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: GSCE English a minimum of grade 4 or equivalent.

    The Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Investigation online degree will help you develop your knowledge and skills in the field through:

    • Gaining the theoretical and practical knowledge required to undertake a criminal investigation

    • Using virtual reality technology to learn the ins and outs of the investigative process

    • Exploring the various techniques used for preserving, collecting, and recording evidence

    • Learning the legal frameworks around securing a successful charge conviction

    • Recognising the powers and procedures that must be upheld during police custody

    • Gaining insight into the court system, including courtroom hierarchy, terminology, and language

    Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Investigation

  • Professional Certificate

  • 1 year

  • Fully Online

  • Total tuition fee


    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and Arden University will get in touch with you with more information.

    What you’ll get as a degree student

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online

  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group

  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators

  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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    Arden University

    Arden University has a proud heritage in providing flexible and accessible higher education. We’ve grown and evolved from our beginnings in 1990 as the chosen online learning partner for universities across Britain, to offer a new kind of learning experience, providing both online and blended learning degree courses that meet the changing needs of modern life.