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Forensic Science and Neuroscience

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 Neuroscience.

For the Forensic Science element of the course, you will 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 Neuroscience element of the course, you will explore the mystery of the human brain: the central nervous system,
the impact of drugs upon it, and the molecular biology of diseases and
disorders of the brain. Study Neuroscience at Keele and you’ll learn how
the brain works – and why it sometimes doesn’t. You’ll discover how we learn and remember, how our brains control our
body, and how the brain regenerates and repairs itself. You could study
interesting disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and
neuropathology.

Working in diverse ways, including in our superb labs, you’ll develop
your independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret
and analyse data from multiple sources. You’ll also understand how
neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve
the quality of life.

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. Your degree will open up exciting careers in sectors as varied as
healthcare, scientific research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more.
You might choose to work as a research scientist in academia or the
drug industry, or work as a clinical neuroscientist in the hospital sector.
With or without further study, you might go on to become a clinical
psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, pharmacologist or systems analyst.
If you choose to do a four year course, with a year’s industrial placement,
you’ll have the added benefit of significant work experience to offer
to employers.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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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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