501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Forensic Science and Criminology - 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. An integrated Single Honours degree in Forensic Science and Criminology 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. By studying this degree you will gain a solid grounding in the core principles and practice of forensic science, as well as an understanding of the wider context of crimes and responses to them. 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. Criminology is a Top 10 course in the UK, according to the 2018 Guardian League tables. Forensic Science is 1st in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2018. A degree in Forensic Science and Criminology from Keele will equip you with key scientific and analytical skills, along with the communication, team working and problem solving skills that are sought after by employers. You will have a wide range of career options in the fields of crime reduction, offender rehabilitation and community safety, the forensic science sector, and in analytical laboratories. This degree will also provide an entry to further training to allow you to work for the police, or as a probation officer, social worker, youth worker, prison officer or a solicitor. Our teaching strategy is designed to enable you to become an independent scientist and critical thinker who will have a great deal to offer prospective employers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250