Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry and Forensic Science

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Course summary

Learn how to develop solutions to society's global challenges, and explore the entire forensic process, from evidence collection, analysis and interpretation to court reporting. From saving habitats and contributing to medical advances, to gathering evidential traces at a crime science and analysing DNA, our Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc will develop the knowledge and analytical methods and techniques for a rewarding career in a variety of sectors. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in England for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • Use a wide variety of industry standard experimental equipment in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Our unique 600-acre campus offers fantastic simulated crime scene facilities
  • Opportunities to spend a year studying abroad or undertake a work placement year
  • Professional accreditation pathways are available
Gain desirable transferable skills and spend your degree exploring two dynamic scientific subjects on our combined honours Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc. From the technology we use to how we treat illnesses, chemistry is essential to our modern life and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in many fields, from pharmaceuticals and food technology to forensics and teaching. You will examine the political, social and economic impacts and explore topics like nuclear chemistry and energy, geochemistry, health and toxicology and green chemistry. Forensic science is a critical element of the criminal justice system. As criminals continue to use ever advancing tools and techniques to commit crime, the field of forensics is integral in producing scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations. Throughout your studies you will develop an understanding of continuity of evidence and how the crime scene, the laboratory and the court contribute to the forensic and legal process. 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 and likely optional modules please visit the course website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FF41
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/chemistryandforensicscience/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
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/
Chemistry and Forensic Science at Keele University - UCAS