Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Photography

Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Photography

You will be taught by ex CSI’s and Managers with many years’ experience in all aspects of crime scene examination, come and be taught by the best! Our facilities are second to non; three crime scene houses, forensic warehouse with 4 vehicles for forensic examination, supplied photographic equipment. We were the first University in the country to employ ex practitioners in this field and use related facilities as described above.


Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Full time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

5 days


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

26th March 2018

Entry Requirements:

  • Ability to respond to specific instruction
  • Professional approach​
  • Mental agility
  • Practical dexterity
  • Observant, eye for detail
  • Prior photographic experience is essential

Course booking closes on 23rd February 2018.

Course Content

Course Outline:
On completion of the course you will have increased your knowledge of forensic photography techniques and be able to record various crimes and evidence under different lighting conditions in realistic situations.

These will include the photography of vehicle crime scenes, use of our crime scene houses, evidence photography, macro photography, night-time photography, fluorescence photography and a shooting crime scene. At the end of the week you will be given a short photographic assignment for which you will produce the photographs. Certificates of achievement will be awarded on completion of the course.

During the morning classes relevant photographic theory will be taught via lectures in one of our lecture theatres, afternoon classes will be spent either at our scene houses or at our forensic warehouse practicing those techniques. Forensic photographic techniques taught and practiced will include night-time photography, fluorescence photography and a firearms crime scene.

  • Enhance your photographic theory and practical experience
  • All camera equipment supplied
  • Record a variety of crime scenes and evidence under realistic situations
  • Use of our crime scene houses and forensic warehouse
  • Photograph evidence using UV light sources
  • Record a firearms crime scene utilising lasers to indicate bullet trajectories
  • Certificate of achievement

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Lecture theatres, crime scene houses, forensic warehouse, criminalistics laboratory, photographic studio.

Assesment - The photographic recording of a crime scene and relevant evidence types found therein.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

  • To foster the development of key academic, vocational and personal skills to prepare students for a career as a crime scene investigator.
  • To provide contextual knowledge of subjects underpinning forensic and investigative science in the area of crime scene investigation.
  • To foster the development of the transferable and key skills required for further academic and vocational training and in employment, including communication and inter-personal skills.
  • To develop critical and analytical thought.


Industry links & professional accreditation

Nationwide Police Constabularies

Lancashire Forensic Science Academy
Lancashire Constabulary and UCLan’s School of Forensic and Applied Sciences have joined forces to create the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy.

In the first collaboration of its kind, CSIs, forensic science experts, academics and students will work alongside each other in purpose-built facilities to research, investigate and deliver forensic science services in Lancashire. Many of our courses incorporate teaching by operationally active scientific support professionals.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Booking for this course will take place shortly, for further details contact:

In order to run efficiently a minimum of 5 students will be required to run the course.

About UCLan

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