FORENSIC SCIENCE

BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigation

Area Forensic Science
Duration full-time 3-year undergraduate programme
Final qualification European Qualification Framework Level 6
Accreditation Malta Further and Higher Education Authority
Credits 180 ECTS; 60 ECTS per academic year
Delivery Methods Virtual Classroom and real-life laboratory
Total Learning Hours 1200 hours
Attendance 90% compulsory for each module (theory and laboratory if applicable)
Laboratory sessions twice a year
Written Assessments in presence, right after Lab sessions
Language of instruction English or Italian
Academic year starts every Autumn

 

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CRIMINOLOGY

BSc (Hons) Investigative Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Area Criminology and Psychology
Duration full-time 3-year undergraduate programme
Final qualification European Qualification Framework Level 6
Accreditation Malta Further and Higher Education Authority
Credits 180 ECTS; 60 ECTS per academic year
Delivery Methods Virtual Classroom and real-life laboratory
Total Learning Hours 1200 hours
Attendance 90% compulsory for each module (theory and laboratory if applicable)
Laboratory sessions twice a year
Written Assessments in presence, right after Lab sessions
Language of instruction Italian
Academic year starts every Autumn

 

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About
Our Innovative Higher Education Institution

We provide fully accredited courses to students and professionals in the field of Forensic Sciences. Our mission is to connect students directly to experts and practising professionals in the forensics field to ensure that their foundation is built upon knowledge, skills and competences required of a forensic science practitioner at the highest professional standards.

Our courses are delivered through our interactive Digital Campus, facilitating the transfer of knowledge in the most accessible and convenient manner for learners in the 21st century. Students are connected to their lecturers and materials at their fingertips and can start building their foundation in Techniques of Investigation, Criminology, Law and other theoretical aspects of all courses.

Students and lecturers meet at the state-of-the-art laboratory at Malta Life Sciences Park for their practical sessions to gain hands on experience in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Biology and Chemistry, Fingerprint, Blood Splatter and Ballistics Analysis, among them.

In addition to traditional forensic science subjects, our students are also exposed to a range of pressing issues in the field of forensics such as Technology (Audio, Visual, Web and Data Science), and also Research Methods and Professional Ethics. Our diverse team of Academic Staff include professionals with experience in National Police Forces, the Fire Brigade, National Courts, Private Investigators and Industry Experts.

Our Higher Education Institution is fully accredited by the NCFHE in Malta and all our students are registered as Student Members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science UK.

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Criminalistics vs Criminology

Criminalistics

Known as the “science of the traces”, it relates to all technical-scientific inspections carried out in the investigative field after a crime or incident has occurred with the purpose of identifying traces and evidence that will be subsequently analysed with specific scientific techniques. Criminalistics is an applied science.

Criminology

The branch of science studying crimes, perpetrators of the crime and their victims, types of criminal behaviours (and subsequent social reaction), different forms of prevention and methods of re-integration of criminal offenders into society and support for victims. Criminology is a social science.

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ACCREDITATION

The European Forensic Institute is a prestigious Higher Education Institution based in Malta with a competitive educational offer in the Forensic Sciences field. Our undergraduate degree is recognised globally to pursue a career in this sector. In addition, graduates may consider pursuing post-graduate Master degrees at universities worldwide.

Our BSc (Hons) programmes are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority in accordance with the European Qualification Framework. Malta, like all EU member states is a signatory of the Bologna Process.


ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIP

All BSc students at EFI will be registered as student members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK.

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