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Forensic Science and Law

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Keele
English
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Program description

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.

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 Law. For the Forensic Science element of the course, you will gain Gain an in-depth understanding of Forensic Science, taught by academics
and forensic professionals, as well as gaining valuable lab and crime scene
experience, helping you to stay ahead in this fast moving science. You will cover key forensic areas such as genetics, anthropology,
toxicology, ballistics and arson, alongside newer fields such as digital
forensics. You will also develop your analytical science skills, so that you
are able to analyse any piece of evidence you should encounter. This
is complemented by 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.

Equipped with key scientific skills, practical experience and vital
communication, team working and problem-solving abilities, you
will become an independent scientist who will offer a great deal to
prospective employers. Graduates have progressed to a range of
different careers, including, within the forensic science sector,
analytical laboratories, and teaching.

For the Law element of the course, Our law degree examines law in its social, political, ethical, historical
and international contexts. You’ll explore core legal subjects such as
crime, torts, contract, land, equity and public law, developing your
understanding of the rules which structure relationships between
governments and citizens, and between private individuals.

You’ll study principles and doctrines of English and European and
International law and have plenty of opportunities to develop your
practical skills. You can take part in mooting (practising oral arguments),
client interviewing, and work as a Community Legal Companion, within
the innovative CLOCK programme, which was pioneered at Keele.
Students who are interested in law but do not wish to enter the legal
professions will find our exciting range of combined honours degrees
offer great choice and flexibility to fit with a variety of future career
choices. Students taking a combined honours degree will graduate
with a BA or BSc, which is not a qualifying law degree.

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. The single honours law programme is accredited by the Solicitors
Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a ‘qualifying law
degree’ and thus satisfies the academic stage of legal professional
qualification. Your degree will also be of value in many other careers.
After further study or training you might work as a company secretary,
chartered accountant, tax advisor or in business. You might also
work in the police service or pursue a career with a charity or in
international relations.

About this institute

Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...


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