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 Physics - 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. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Forensic Science and Physics. The Combined Honours routes in Forensic Science allow you to tailor your degree studies to your particular interests or career aspirations. Whichever route you choose you will be taught by a mixture of academics and forensic professionals in our modern laboratory and crime scene facilities. All students who undertake a Combined Honours route in Forensic Science take the same core modules. These focus on the analysis and evaluation of evidence in the context of several different areas of forensic science. The key areas that you will cover will include explosives, arson, genetics, toxicology, geoscience and drugs of abuse to name a few. You will be taught using a variety of sessions that are designed to give you an understanding of the theory behind the concepts. These will be followed by practical sessions that allow you to put this into practice. Combining Physics with another subject allows you to continue following your interests across a broader, multidisciplinary landscape, whilst still providing the core knowledge and skills leading to a degree that is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Physics at Keele is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey (No. 1 for Physics in 2016 and 2017, with 100% overall satisfaction). Physics is a fundamental, curiosity-driven science, that has applications in many other areas of science and a vast range of industries from telecommunications through to medicine and power generation. Taking Physics as part of a Combined Honours degree, you will gain an understanding of the subject fundamentals, including quantum mechanics, relativity and electromagnetism, and apply this knowledge to solve problems, plan investigations, analyse results and to report and present your work. Regular laboratory sessions enable you to investigate unfamiliar phenomena and develop valuable transferable skills such as scientific writing, programming and presentation. Studying Forensic Science at Keele opens up a range of careers such as those available with the Police, a position that deals with the the social impact of crime, or a career in a forensic laboratory. You will also be able to use your degree to pursue a career as a teacher or to go onto further study for a Master's or PhD. As part of a Combined Honours degree, Physics at Keele prepares you for many different careers. Employers value versatile, numerate graduates who can analyse, investigate and communicate. You could take up roles as a research scientist, medical physicist, geophysicist, software engineer, or teacher; take on roles that are not directly related to physics such as in management or public services; or you might branch out to become a science writer, chartered accountant or IT consultant. Many of our graduates go on to study for a master’s degree or perform research at a doctoral level.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 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