An Honours Degree in forensic road collision investigation

What is it?

An Honours Degree or BSc(Hons) is a full degree typically taken on completion of the FdSc. It takes two years to complete part time. The total number of credits required is 120 at level 6.

The BSc(Hons) in Forensic Road Collision Investigation is awarded by De Montfort University for students who successfully complete the programme, When you enrol you become a student of De Montfort University and are subject to all the rules and regulations of the university.

The BSc(Hons) is studied by distance learning.

Entry requirements and how to enrol

The entry requirements for the BSc(Hons) are DMU's FdSc in forensic road collision investigation or equivalent overseas qualification.

To enrol on the BSc(Hons) contact Anna at AiTS who will take you through the enrolment process.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Not available for this programme.

How do I complete the course?

Having fulfilled the entry requirements you will need to complete a further 120 credits at level 6 (typically ENGS3001, ENGS13002 and ENGS3003). The module order is set by the faculty, details of the modules can be found here.

How much time does it take?

The university assumes that you will study at a part time study rate of 60 credits per academic year.  Therefore it will take two year to complete.

How much time you need to devote to your studies depends on whether the subject matter is totally new to you. The Open University say that someone studying 60 credits on a part time basis will need around 16 to 18 hours study a week. The OU provides an excellent guide to study time. Follow the link HERE to discover whether you have the spare capacity and check with your employer as to whether they will help out.

What resources will I need?

You will require a computer with internet access to log onto the Virtual Learning Centre.

You will need Excel, Numbers or similar and Word (handwritten assessments are not allowed at this level). Some modules require more specialist software If you require a copy of PC CRASH, AiDamage or Digital Analyst this will be supplied on loan and at no cost.


With the exception of a number of phase tests at the end of residential sections all the coursework is completed either at home or at work. There are deadlines for coursework which you will need to meet. Make sure you read about them when you start. At the conclusion of your project you will be required to make presentation with a Q and A session. This can be done in person or online.


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AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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