Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit https://kuic.keele.ac.uk/ Forensic Science Analyse the science behind a crime scene to identify and present admissible forensic evidence to uphold justice and make a difference in people's lives. From gathering evidential traces at a crime scene to analysing DNA, you will develop the knowledge, analytical skills, methods and techniques to enter a rewarding science-based 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 instrumentation in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • This programme is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Develop your practical and professional skills in our indoor and outdoor crime scene facilities
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. Our Forensic Science BSc is an interdisciplinary applied science course that focuses on the entire forensic process, from evidence collection, analysis and interpretation to court reporting. The core curriculum includes key topics in forensic chemistry, forensic biology and criminalistic science. 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. You'll also explore specialist branches of forensic science, including anthropology, fire investigation and toxicology. 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:
F410
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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/foundationyears


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
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 with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS