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Course summary

Do you enjoy science and feel passionate to make positive changes in society? Our BSc aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in geology from which you can specialise in geoforensics - the analysis of geological evidence to help solve crimes. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your practical skills in our state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Enhance your employability with study abroad and work placement options
  • Our 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules
  • No prior knowledge of geology is required
Geology is the study of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and its natural mineral and energy resources - if it hasn't been grown, then a geologist has discovered it. Our society is based on the work of geologists in the hunt for natural resources for energy and materials for modern living. The discipline draws on knowledge from many different aspects of science such as chemistry, biology, and physics as well as other subjects such as geography, environmental science. Geoforensics is the application of geology to criminal investigations. Geoforensics is a practical subject requiring the use of applied problem-solving, laboratory and field skills to collect and analyse geoforensic data. 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.


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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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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:
Geology (Geoforensics) at Keele University - UCAS