MSc Mass Fatalities Management and Victim Identification
This course builds on the University’s successful degrees in disaster management, crime scene science and forensic investigation. The course will combine multidisciplinary teaching, practical work and research to ensure a thorough understanding and appreciation of the field.
Core modules focus on a wide range of techniques, principles and philosophies in mass disaster management and victim identification. These include Planning for Mass Fatalities, Scene Recording and Recovery, Mortuary and Related Issues, Human Identification and Human Aspects of Mass Fatalities.
Graduates should be well prepared for practice and research in the fields of mass fatalities management and victim identification. The degree will be especially beneficial for those who intend to work in the field and may be faced with such situations.
On each master's degree you'll complete a project related to professional practice. This, along with the involvement of practitioners and academics in the delivery of these courses, ensures that they are relevant to the requirements of the criminal justice system.
Our master's degrees can lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate at Stage 1 (60 credits - 3 modules), a postgraduate diploma at Stage 2 (120 credits - 6 modules) or, on completion of a research project, the MSc.
Block release study
Our master's degrees are available on a block-release basis: you'll study for one week between 9.00am and 6.00pm with follow-up days in the next four weeks together with accompanying assignment work.