BSc (Hons), Sandwich With Time Abroad
, Duration: 4 Years
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 Human Biology.
This programme combines an in depth knowledge of human biology with forensic science and is recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. You will be taught in our modern laboratory facilities and have access to state of the art equipment and our dedicated Crime Scene House. Our Forensic Science course at Keele is ranked as 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2018.
By studying this course you will develop a detailed understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the major systems of the human body. These concepts will build your understanding of Forensic Science, especially in areas such as forensic identification. The analysis of the unique biological molecules produced by the bodies of both the victim and perpetrator is often the key to solving a crime.
You will learn to use biological and forensic concepts to link a suspect to a scene. You will develop not only experience in forensic investigation, but also knowledge and skills in biological and analytical science. You will be working alongside academic and technical staff, supported by contributions from forensic professionals, in our modern laboratory facilities. The multidisciplinary approach taken in this programme is supported by input from staff with diverse expertise in wide ranging aspects of Human Biology and Forensic Science. This includes Medical School staff and research/clinical staff at Keele University along with forensic practitioners. This approach will give you a sound understanding and hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques for forensic and biological analysis, preparing you for a wide range of future careers.
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. Graduates from this programme have pursued diverse careers including those within the forensic science sector, analytical laboratories, genetics research, medical statistics, scientific writing, management positions and teaching. Studying this subject combination would also allow you to pursue postgraduate study in the forensic, biological or analytical fields.
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With the largest campus in the UK, Keele University easily manages to fit everything that a student may need into a short walk away. But if do you need to go into the local towns, buses are available every 20 minutes that go all around the local areas. Because there are no large cities on your doorstep, the SU works tirelessly to put on amazing nights, including the 'Flirt' nights which are always popular. The uni is high-ranking in all the different league tables, and is one that values both education and research meaning that students are valued by well-informed professors.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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