Substantial investment in Health and Life Sciences has developed our teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
We offer dedicated equipment, facilities and laboratories including a mock crime scene house – the ideal opportunity for realistic training in crime-scene processing and evidence recovery – and specialist laboratories focusing on physical evidence, comprising our forensic microscope, imaging facilities and fingerprint development, and analysis facilities including superglue fuming facilities.
The forensic DNA laboratory contains our molecular biology and DNA profiling facilities and an analytical chemistry laboratory provides all the specialised analytical equipment used in routine forensic analysis. A new analytical microscopy suite laboratory contains trace evidence and document analysis systems, and a fingerprint imaging suite.
Library and learning zones
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.
More flexible ways to learn
Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.
UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.
Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures.
This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.