Forensic Science with Integrated Masters at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science with Integrated Masters

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Course summary

Our Forensic Science with Integrated Master's is designed to accelerate your career in forensic science by equipping you with the advanced knowledge in analytical techniques and the professional skills needed to become an effective researcher within an academic or commercial environment. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in England for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • Gain the advanced skills to effectively plan, develop, fund and budget your own research project
  • Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Society
  • Use a wide variety of industry-standard instrumentation in Keele's Central Science Laboratories
Forensic science is a critical element of the criminal justice system. As criminals are using ever advancing tools and techniques to commit crime, the field of forensics is pivotal in identifying and presenting admissible scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations. Our Forensic Science MSci is a four-year interdisciplinary programme, enabling you to graduate with a masters level qualification. Your first three years will focus on exploring the entire forensic process, from evidence collection, analysis, interpretation to court reporting. Your final year will develop the skills required to become an effective researcher within an academic or commercial environment. Throughout your studies you will develop an understanding of continuity of evidence and how the crime scene, laboratory and the court contribute to the forensic and legal process. You'll also explore specialist branches of forensic science, including forensic chemistry, forensic biology, anthropology, fire investigation and toxicology. Laboratory work features strongly throughout the programme to enable you to fully understand the application of theoretical principles and to acquire a wide range of practical skills, including, in particular, the use of analytical instrumentation. Throughout your final year you will work on an independent research project. This will enable you to study a specific research topic in depth, to undertake experimental work to investigate fundamental aspects of that topic or to develop and evaluate new methods of investigation or analysis. You will gain a variety of skills in learning how to effectively literature search a new research field, identify gaps within it and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences. Your work will be supervised by a member of staff over the two semesters, with the first semester being devoted to researching and planning the project while the experimental work, data analysis and reporting of results are undertaken in the second semester. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Forensic Science with Integrated Masters at Keele University - UCAS