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Forensic and Analytical Investigation with Integrated Masters MSci (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.Along with an education in the core areas of forensic science and investigation, you will gain an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of analytical techniques, not only to analyse forensic evidence, but within industry in general.This four year undergraduate master’s course will provide you with a broad education in the core areas of forensic science and investigation. Your studies will focus on key topics in forensic chemistry, analytical science, forensic biology and criminalistics science. This is complemented by study of the overarching forensic process, from the crime scene to the court, which includes additional emphasis on professional practice and an understanding of the roles of the crime scene investigator and the forensic scientist as an expert witness in the court. Throughout your studies you will gain a wide variety of skills that will enable you to work independently.In addition to the laboratory skills that you will develop as part of the programme, you will also gain many transferable skills that are valued by employers, including team working, communication and problem-solving skills. Our hands-on teaching approach, coupled with modern laboratories, 'real-life' crime scene facilities and industry standard equipment, means that you will be extremely well equipped to enter the workplace at the end of your studies. As a research-led institution we have a strong research culture with many contacts with external organisations that are used to enhance the student experience.This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,000per year

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University information

Keele University

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  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 34

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    136 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%


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