Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science and Neuroscience

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Course summary

Analyse the science behind a crime scene and explore the fascinating complexity of the human brain to gain the practical, analytical, problem-solving and quantitative skills to pursue a science-based career in a variety of sectors. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in England for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Neuroscience (Guardian University League Table, 2021)
  • Our 600-acre campus offers fantastic indoor and outdoor simulated crime scene facilities to develop your practical and professional skills
  • Use a wide variety of industry-standard spectroscopic, analytical and forensic instrumentation
  • Professional recognition or accreditation pathways are available
Our Forensic Science and Neuroscience BSc will provide you with a breadth of knowledge and wide range of skills across two fascinating subject areas. The forensic science element of the course focuses on the entire forensic process, from evidence collection, analysis and interpretation to court reporting. Initial modules including forensic chemistry, forensic biology and criminalistic science, will build your understanding in the key topics underpinning the subject. You will also gain valuable laboratory and crime scene experience to help you stay ahead in this fast-moving science. In neuroscience you will explore a mixture of core modules that will provide you with a grounding in basic biological techniques, an introduction to the core concepts of neuroscience and the practical skills required for a career within the field. During your first and second year, you will take laboratory classes most weeks to develop practical, analytical, observational and interpretative skills. As you progress on the course you will explore how the brain develops, the mechanisms underlying learning and memory, how drugs affect the nervous system, the anatomy of the human and animal nervous systems and how electrical activity in the brain works to control function. 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.

Course details

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FB41
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/forensicscienceandhumanbiology/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Forensic Science and Neuroscience at Keele University - UCAS