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Forensic Science and Physics

Keele University
3 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 Physics. 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 of Forensic Science have progressed to a range of different careers, including, within the forensic science sector, analytical laboratories, and teaching.

For the Physics element of the course, You’ll use mathematics to describe the physical world, and learn to plan
and conduct investigations before reporting your results. Your course
will be informed by the research interests of your teaching staff: primarily
astrophysics and condensed matter physics. Regular laboratory sessions
will enable you to investigate unfamiliar phenomena and acquire
specialist techniques, but you’ll also develop invaluable transferable
skills such as communication, IT and interpersonal skills. We operate
an open-door policy which enables you to have excellent and flexible
access to staff to seek advice or feedback on your work. Take this
course as a single honours or combined honours and your degree will
be accredited by the Institute of Physics.

A Physics degree from Keele will prepare you for many different careers,
which need not be directly related to physics.
You could take up all sorts of roles in industry, management, and public
services. You might work as a research scientist, medical physicist,
software engineer, geophysicist or radiation practitioner, or you might
branch out and become a science writer, chartered accountant, patent
lawyer, IT consultant or air traffic controller. Many graduates go on to
study at master’s or doctorate level.

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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