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Forensic and Analytical Investigation with Integrated Master's 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

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.The Forensic and Analytical Investigation course is designed to enable you to graduate, at master’s level, as a laboratory scientist with a broad range of potential career paths. You will have access to our dedicated Crime Scene House and be taught by a range of academics and industry professionals. Forensic Science at Keele has been ranked No.1 in England by the Complete University Guide 2020. This four year undergraduate master’s course will provide you with a broad education in the core areas of forensic science and investigation. You will gain an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of those analytical techniques that are of particular importance, not only to the analysis of forensic evidence, but also to industry in general. Your studies will focus on key topics in forensic chemistry, analytical science, forensic biology and criminalistic science. This is complemented by the study of the overarching forensic process, from the crime scene to the court, with 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. You will gain a wide variety of skills that will enable you to work independently. In addition to the laboratory skills you will develop, 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, modern laboratories and industry standard equipment means that you will be well placed to enter the workplace on the completion of your studies.The Forensic and Analytical Investigation MSci course at Keele will equip you with the key scientific, communication, team working and problem solving skills, developed to master’s level, that are sought after by employers. Our dedicated and supportive approach to teaching, excellent modern laboratories and industry standard equipment, mean that you will graduate with both a sound theoretical understanding and relevant practical experience across a range of analytical and forensic techniques. Our teaching strategy is designed to enable you to become an independent scientist who will have a great deal to offer prospective employers. Previous graduates have entered the workplace in a variety of forensic and general laboratory positions, or have taken a role in the police force.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • 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 provides 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 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    146 74%

    4th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.41 68%

    34th

    11

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