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Forensic Science

Keele University · Faculty of Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your technical capabilities, research skills and subject-level knowledge across various aspects of forensic science investigation. This programme enables you to build skills and knowledge in a specific specialism of your choice and explore forensic science investigation through advanced analytical methods. You'll become equipped with high-level skills, with innovative views and opinions as a creative and critical thinker, enhancing your career prospects and personal development.

Keele's MSc in Forensic Science provides a foundation of knowledge and master's-level skills to build upon your expertise, enabling you to explore forensic science investigation through various advanced analytical methods.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of research and technical skills across a range of disciplines within Forensic Science, whilst developing your own analytical and critical thinking skills. Throughout the programme, you will demonstrate your ability to apply knowledge and expertise, showcasing originality in your arguments and judgement of complex issues.

This will be demonstrated through reflective writing, discussions with peers, presentations and group sessions, all of which will contribute towards your personal and professional development, and graduate attributes for future employment. You will learn to communicate effectively to different audiences when reporting on findings, using analytical methods to support or challenge various theories and opinions, whilst developing your skills as an expert witness.

You will also have the opportunity to choose a specialism which will form the basis of your intensive research project/dissertation. You will identify your subject specialism during your application process on to the MSc and will choose from the following themes:

  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Forensic Search
  • Wildfire Forensics
  • Forensic Science Psychology
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Forensic Biology

Your independent project will equip you with advanced skills in research design, management and data analysis as well as communication skills, as you work with academic staff and have the possibility of liaising with external professionals on case work.

Information for international students

This course is available for international students. Please see course page on Keele University website for up-to-date details.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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