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Learn the skills you need to pursue a career in forensics and criminal investigation with a degree from Arden University

Are you interested in studying a degree course in forensics and criminal investigation? We offer courses that cover the entire investigative process, from policing to forensics, providing you with the skills to enter or advance within the wider law enforcement family.

Uniquely for these degree programmes, we’ve created our own immersive virtual platform to put you right at the heart of the crime scene, allowing you to experience the various roles and processes involved while working in the field in a safe environment. You’ll be able to place yourself in the context being presented, helping you link your course work to real-world issues and providing you with practical skills for your future.


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Flexible online learning

At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online forensics and criminal investigation degrees offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life when you study your course online with us.  

Immersive learning environment

To supplement your learning, this ground-breaking course uses a custom-built immersive virtual environment to put you at the heart of the crime scene and other forensic and investigative environments. You’ll have the opportunity to place yourself into different scenarios, providing a seamless integration between your course content and our integrated virtual crime world. 

  • If you’re interested in a career in wider law enforcement, our forensics and criminal investigation bachelor’s courses will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to get your foot in the door. If you already work in the field and are looking to supplement your knowledge, a bachelor’s qualification is sure to enhance your future career prospects. The flexibility of this course and its online format means you can even study part-time while working.
  • A degree qualification in this area is an opportunity to delve into how real criminal investigations work, providing you with a range of universal skills for future study or work in the field. It is particularly relevant for those interested in working as a police community support officer, intelligence analyst, private financial investigator, civilian detention officer, civilian investigation officer, and other related fields.
  • Before getting started with any degree, it’s nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from. Arden University’s School of Investigation, Security and Defence is led by Rach Strzelecki, and is staffed by skilled lecturers with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. With their help, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the investigative process, the various roles involved, and the practical skills needed for future study or work in the field. Because the school places emphasis on applied learning, students will have the opportunity to explore real-world investigative scenarios using our innovative virtual crime world.
  • Heading up our foundation year degree courses is Lucy Atkinson, who has a wealth of experience in up-skilling individuals to help accelerate their career and personal growth. You can meet some of the other great minds behind this degree by following the link below.
  • Meet the team