United Kingdom

Keele University

61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Keele University

Forensic Science and Human Biology

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 proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. This programme will give you an in-depth knowledge of human biology and forensic science and is recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Our understanding of the human body is instrumental in the forensic analysis of a crime scene. Human Biology will provide a detailed understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the major systems of the human body that are integral to various aspects of Forensic Science including forensic identification. You will receive a multi-disciplinary learning experience from academics in the faculty, supported by contributions from forensic professionals, clinicians and pathology laboratory staff. This will give you a sound understanding and hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques for forensic and biological analysis as well as physiology and anatomy with contributions from the School of Medicine and the School of Health and Rehabilitation. 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 (dependant on subject scheduling). Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Our graduates have progressed to careers in the forensic science sector, analytical and research laboratories and teaching. Studying this subject combination would also allow you to pursue postgraduate study in the forensic, biological or analytical fields. Our dedicated and supportive approach to teaching, coupled with excellent modern laboratories and industry standard equipment, mean that you will graduate as an independent scientist with a sound theoretical understanding and relevant practical experience across a range of analytical, biochemical, physiological and forensic techniques.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Keele
  • 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
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Keele
  • 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