36 months
17900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Forensic Science and Criminology (Hons) programme from Keele University allows you to explore how criminal investigations are conducted, how evidence is collected, analysed and presented, as well as how investigations (and the victims and offenders associated with them) fit into the wider criminal justice system.  

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In the Forensic Science and Criminology (Hons) programme from Keele University , you will develop not only experience in forensic investigation, but also knowledge and skills in analytical science, thereby laying the foundation for your future career. You will work alongside academic and technical staff, supported by contributions from forensic professionals, in our modern laboratory facilities. You will also learn from active criminological researchers who specialise in areas such as criminal justice, prisons, rehabilitation, community safety and a range of different forms of policing.  

In addition you will examine the nature and causes of crime and offending plus the methods used to collect and analyse criminological data.

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

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Toxicologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Analytical ChemistCommunity Development Worker
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Prison Officer
  • Solicitor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Crime
  • Forensic Chemistry and Analysis
  • Forensic Identification and Investigation
  • Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice
  • Investigating Crime: Criminological Perspectives

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 Requirements

  • A Level requirement BBC
  • A level Chemistry or Biology at grade B or above.

GCSE Requirements

  • Maths at C (or 4)
  • English Language or English Literature at C (or 4)


  • BTEC requirements DDM

International Baccalaureat

  • 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 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 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.


The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.


£2,500 per year for students exceeding published entry requirements.


£1,000 per year for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank).


Keele University is certified to award Federal Stafford and PLUS loans. Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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