501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
98 th
Impact Rankings 2021
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Forensic and Analytical Investigation with Science Foundation Year - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Science Foundation Year provides students with the opportunity to study, in a university setting, the skills and subject knowledge required to progress to a wide range of science degrees. This course provides a scientific background customised to your needs as well as enhanced study skills. A choice of modules is available from the life, physical, geographical and environmental sciences; mathematics; computing and psychology. After you have completed your Science Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Forensic and Analytical Investigation course. 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.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science - MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £9,000