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Forensic and Analytical Investigation, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Keele, United Kingdom
This four year Forensic and Analytical Investigation course from Keele University 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.
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Overview

This four year undergraduate Forensic and Analytical Investigation course from Keele University 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

If you are keen to travel and experience a new culture, we offer the chance to study Forensic Science for a semester or year abroad at one of our partner universities. As a research-led institution we have a strong research culture with many contacts with external organisations that are used to enhance our student experience.

Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Scene of the Crime Officer
  • Toxicologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Analytical Chemist

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • 5 years with International Year
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Science Principles
  • Forensic Science Principles
  • Understanding Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Forensic Identification

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • A Level requirement BBC
  • A level Chemistry or Biology at grade B or above.
GCSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Maths at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
BTEC
  • BTEC requirements DDM
  • You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at 6 or above.
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must have taken sufficient Chemistry/Biology credits, please contact us for advice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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