The University of Strathclyde has provided postgraduate education in forensic science for longer than any other university in the United Kingdom and is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in forensic science education, research and practice. The Centre for Forensic Science is unique in the range, experience and expertise of its staff, most of whom combine teaching, research, casework and professional activities. Our track record in education is demonstrated by the number and success of our students.
Having originated from over 60 countries, we believe there are more alumni from the University of Strathclyde employed in forensic practice around the world, than from any other UK institution. We have also provided training in forensic science to police, scientists and lawyers from over 35 countries. Our portfolio of forensic casework and consultancy is international in scope and covers a wide range of specialist areas including DNA, bloodstain pattern analysis, trace evidence, fire investigation and drugs analysis.
In research, we are recognised leaders, working in close collaboration with our partners we have published over 100 peer reviewed papers in the past 10 years in areas such as DNA, fire investigation, explosives and drugs.
The Centre for Forensic Science is also extensively involved in the development of professional forensic science practice throughout Europe, with staff playing key roles in the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), The Forensic Science Society and the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP).