• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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By studying this Forensic Science and Human Biology (Hons)  programme from Keele University  you will develop a detailed understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the major systems of the human body. These concepts will build your understanding of Forensic Science, especially in areas such as forensic identification. The analysis of the unique biological molecules produced by the bodies of both the victim and perpetrator is often the key to solving a crime.

You will learn to use biological and forensic concepts to link a suspect to a scene. You will develop not only experience in forensic investigation, but also knowledge and skills in biological and analytical science. You will be working alongside academic and technical staff, supported by contributions from forensic professionals, in our modern laboratory facilities. 

We have a strong research culture and have previously offered placement opportunities which enhance the student experience. These have included a visit to the world-renowned ‘body farm’ at the University of Tennessee and to the ‘Orangutan Island’ to study Bornean orangutans in collaboration with University of Sains Malaysia. You may also be able to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

The multidisciplinary approach taken in this programme is supported by input from staff with diverse expertise in wide ranging aspects of Human Biology and Forensic Science. This includes Medical School staff and research/clinical staff at Keele University along with forensic practitioners. This approach will give you a sound understanding and hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques for forensic and biological analysis, preparing you for a wide range of future careers.

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

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Toxicologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Nutritionist
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Science Teacher
  • HE Lecturer
  • Clinical Molecular Geneticist
  • Dietitian

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with International Year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Science Principles
  • Forensic Science Principles
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Forensic Identification
  • Cellular Genetics and Evolution
  • Physiology and Anatomy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • A level Chemistry or Biology at grade B or above.
  • Maths at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements DDM
  • You must have taken sufficient Chemistry/Biology units, please contact us for advice
  • 32 points to include Higher Level Biology or Chemistry at 6 or above.
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 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 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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