Students will gain their knowledge and skills from academics who have been employed as forensic experts and from active specialists in a range of forensic areas - staff are qualified and experienced in crime scene examination, toxicology, controlled drugs, bio-archaeology and stomach content analysis.
Our facilities and equipment are of industry standard and are used for teaching and research, as well as by professionals. Research and consultancy collaborations and opportunities with our forensic staff are available in the areas of: toxicology, stomach contents, body recovery, crime scene training, ISO 17025/17020 accreditation and controlled drug investigations.
Our crime scene training facility is one of the largest in the UK, with a briefing room, CCTV and blood pattern analysis laboratory, as well as a ballistic lab with hi-tech comparison microscope and reference collection of materials used in firearm identification. Students and researchers also have a access to our well-equipped document examination lab, instrument lab and a teaching lab with equipment to cover a range of forensic investigations including multi spectrum light sources, fingerprint enhancement and identification; and human remains identification.
Students can benefit from hands-on access to a range of analytical instrumentation in our Superlab facility in the Rosalind Franklin building and the ISTeC labs.
Forensic Science courses
Welcome to the real world of forensics. Forget what the TV tells you — there’s more to forensic science than poking at a handgun with a pen.
SS2i - Scientific Services to Industry
Scientific Services to Industry (SS2i) offers a range of analytical, experimental and technical services to Industry. A significant number of businesses have already commercially and technically benefited from working with us.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.
We have a range of modern facilities to support both our students and researchers in the Rosalind Franklin Building (RFB), the crime scene training facility, the ballistics laboratory and the document examination laboratory.
Crime Scene Training Facility
The development of practical skills is a key theme of our Forensic Science courses and our facilities support our 'crime scene to court' approach to forensic analysis.
Document Examination Laboratory
Develop your practical forensics skills as you learn to examine documents for authenticity in our document examination laboratory.
The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC) based at our Clifton Campus.
NTU student and quartet of graduates part of GB Olympic canoeing team heading to Tokyo
Wed 21 Jul 2021
NTU continues to support local businesses through two new projects to develop leadership and management and STEM skills
Fri 22 Jan 2021
NTU Knowledge Transfer Partnerships acknowledged for excellence
Thu 08 Oct 2020
Science hits the park
Thu 20 Feb 2020
New facility to focus on production of medical devices and technologies
Thu 16 Jan 2020
Nottingham Trent University rises to highest ever Guardian University Guide position
Fri 07 Jun 2019
Workhouse Lives III: Relieving Officers with Julie-Marie Strange
Formations: Questioning Language and Knowledge
Celebrating Ramadan at NTU
DICE Conference Room CR015, DICE Building, City Campus, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
Professor Loretta Trickett's Inaugural Lecture
Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
BA (Hons) Primary Education Interview
Ada Byron King Room 005, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 8NS
Carbon Management Programme (blended in-person/online course)
Services to business
The Forensic Science team provide consultancy services through our Scientific Services to Industry (SS2i). Organisations and individuals can access technical expertise through our facilities, knowledge base and equipment.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences