36 months
17000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The award-winning teaching and research in the Chemistry and Forensic Science (Hons) programme from Keele University span the wide diversity of chemistry, helping you to develop subject knowledge and transferable skills in a supportive learning environment.  

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You’ll develop a solid foundation of theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You can tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You’ll have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and techniques, and enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities. You’ll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively to your audiences. 

For the Forensic Science element of the course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of forensic science, taught by academics and forensic professionals, as well as gaining valuable lab and crime scene experience, helping you to stay ahead in this fast-moving science. You will be taught in our modern laboratory facilities and have access to state of the art equipment and our dedicated Crime Scene House. Our forensic science combined honours programmes are recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

This Chemistry and Forensic Science (Hons) programme from Keele University  will provide you with a broad education in the core areas of forensic science. Your studies will focus on key topics in forensic chemistry, analytical science, forensic biology and criminalistics science. You will develop your analytical science skills, enabling you to analyse a variety of forensic of evidence. This is complemented by 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 may be able to study abroad for a semester (dependant on subject scheduling) or year at one of our partner universities.

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

  • Research Scientist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Analytical Chemist
  • HE Lecturer
  • Operational Researcher
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills
  • Chemical Structure and Reactivity
  • Chemical Science Principles
  • Forensic Science Principles 
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Forensic Identification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A Level requirement BBC to include A level Chemistry at grade B or above.
  • A Pass in the Chemistry Science Practical is required.
  • Maths at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements DDM
  • You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice.
  • 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above.
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must also have taken sufficient Chemistry credits, please contact us for advice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Keele

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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