Partners in digital forensics education

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In 2021 CCL began its partnership with Cranfield University to support the continued development of its state-of-the-art Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI).

Education has long been part of our DNA and the Cranfield University association allows us to take things to the next level. We are focused on developing both digital forensics practice and practitioners.

Under the stewardship of CCL Director of Innovation and CFI Course Director Andrew Sheldon, we have developed and are now delivering a revised and enhanced MSc course – one of the leading digital forensics degrees in the UK, synonymous with research excellence and technical expertise.

Together with our Cranfield partners we want to:

  • Enhance digital forensics study and practice
  • Champion research
  • Mature the science
  • Develop new talent
  • Support professional development
  • Export educational excellence overseas

"As digital forensics becomes one of the most critical fields within forensic science, the Digital Forensics MSc at Cranfield University is more important now than it has ever been. Our strategic partnership with CCL will mean students are taught by practitioners and researchers working at the forefront of digital forensics, providing exposure to the latest developments and challenges."

Professor Andrew Shortland - Director of Cranfield Forensic Institute

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"We are honoured to be working in partnership with such a respected institution as Cranfield University. Combining the academic and practical elements of digital forensics, together with the talent and expertise of our people, represents a compelling offer for students, as well as providing our communities and industry with the next generation of specialists."

Noel McMenamin - Chief Executive Officer, CCL

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Why partner with Cranfield University?

Cranfield is a Tier 1 University in Europe and is one of the world’s best in the provision of full-time MBA programmes. It's also one of the top 10 UK universities for commercial research, consultancy and professional development.

The Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) is the university’s specialist forensic science teaching and research facility and has extensive expertise and exceptional facilities in a wide range of forensic sciences specialities.

Our tie-up is well timed. Over 90% of crime is now recognised as having a digital element and the UK Government has stated that digital forensic science sits at the heart of delivering justice in the 21st century, spanning the entire criminal justice system from crime scene to courtroom.

This MSc seeks to address the academically orientated operational needs of UK policing and serious skills shortage of educated and trained individuals in the field to fill digital forensic positions and support the UK’s criminal justice system.

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