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 Biology and Forensic Science.
Our exciting Biology programme provides a broad and fundamental understanding of the world of organisms and is taught in the beautiful surroundings of Keele
campus, with opportunities to visit and study or work at partner institutions in Europe and Malaysia. Biology at Keele focuses on the amazing world of organisms – from how they've evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past. You'll consider the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, exploring related philosophical and ethical issues. You'll sample, record and analyse data in the field and in our excellent labs, and learn how biology can help to improve the quality and sustainability of life. Complete this course over three years, or add an extra year with an
Applied Life Sciences work placement or a one year Study Abroad Placement between the second and third year. You can choose to study Biology at Keele as a Single Honours programme or combined with another subject.
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. The core modules of Forensic Science 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. If you decide to specialise in Forensic Science in your final year, you will take additional modules that focus on professional practice and the crime scene.
Biology at Keele offers both breadth and depth of knowledge, preparing you for a range of directly or indirectly related careers. You might work as a research scientist, as an environmental consultant, conservationist, in quality control areas of the food industry, in the pharmaceutical industry or as a scientific writer. If you choose to do an Applied Life Sciences Placement you will graduate with the advantage of a significant level of work experience in biology to take to potential employers. The addition of Forensic Science opens up a range of careers such as those available with the Police or a position that deals with the the social impact of crime. 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.
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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.
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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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