Study Forensic Science at Keele
Explore topics such as genetics, toxicology, arson, ballistics, digital forensics and drug analysis. From the crime scene to the lab and onto the courtroom, you’ll learn to recover, analyse and interpret evidence, and to defend it as an expert witness.
Our modern laboratories contain state-of the-art analytical instrumentation as well as the industry standard equipment you would expect to find in a forensic laboratory. Our Crime Scene House and extensive outdoor spaces allow you to practise the skills you developed in the laboratory in real world settings such as an arson investigation.
Take a tour of our Forensic Science Crime House with Dr Dave Thompson, as he explains how Forensic Scientists approach a crime scene. WARNING: Contains simulated crime scene and small amounts of simulated blood.
Crime Scene Car - 360°
Examine the evidence with Dave from Forensic Science. What are we looking for at a vehicle crime scene, and how do we collect the evidence?
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96% graduate employability HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017
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