Where Can I Study Forensic Investigation In South Africa

What is a Forensic Investigation?

Forensic science, also known as criminalistics, is the application of scientific principles and methods to support legal decision-making in matters of criminal and civil law.

Where Can I Study Forensic Investigation In South Africa?

University of South Africa (UNISA)

University of Kwazulu Natal.

How long does it take to study forensic investigation in South Africa?

The FICJ program is offered part-time (only) over two years and consists of seven (7) modules at NQF level 8

(six 16-credit single semester modules in the first year and one year-long 32-credit module in the second year).

What qualifications do I need to be a forensic Investigator in South Africa?

For some of the career opportunities in SAPS, you may need a BSc degree / national diploma. For others, you can enter with a matric but will undergo basic training and additional in-house training.

Almost all will undergo further training including specialized training in the relevant field of forensic science.