Forensic Science at Keele

What we offer

We offer a single honours degree in forensic science as well as combined honours degrees in forensic science where two subjects are studied equally over all three years of your course. This leads to degree titles, organised alphabetically, such as Biology and Forensic Science or Forensic Science and Physics. You can move on to study for a post-graduate degree in either subject from a Keele combined honours degree, if you wish.


Our course is Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, formerly the Forensic Science Society.

Our Undergraduate Courses

Forensic Science BSc single Honours Honours, -This 3 year undergraduate programme will allow you to gain the full Forensic Science experience. In addition to our core forensic modules you will also study other areas of Forensic Science such as digital forensics and anthropology. You will develop your professional skills such as presenting evidence as an expert witness. By studying this programme you will also be eligible to continue on to the MSci Forensic and Analytical Investigation.

Forensic Science BSc Combined Honours : We offer dual honours degrees in forensic science where two subjects are studied equally over all three years of your course. At the end of year 2 you can choose to study only one subject in your final year. Alternatively you can choose to continue for two further years on the MSci Forensic and Analytical Investigation integrated masters programme.

MSci Forensic and Analytical Investigation : 4 year integrated masters. This distinctive integrated masters degree brings together forensic investigation and forensic analysis with analytical investigation by chemical and physical techniques in the broader sense, to provide a coherent study programme of direct relevance to the work of a great many employers in science-based businesses.

Study Abroad

There are also opportunities to study abroad as part of our undergraduate degree programmes and our careers tutor provides support for students seeking undertake industrial placements. These are not decisions you need to make before you apply, just options that you should be aware of. For more information on study abroad, please consult the current undergraduate prospectus.

Our Postgraduate Course

Our MSc Analytical Science for Industry masters programme aims to provide highly employable analytical scientists who not only have a thorough understanding of the key techniques within the discipline but also have successfully completed an extended project either set in an industrial context or carried out in the laboratories of one of our industrial partners.

Further Information

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our courses. 

Mrs Victoria Cartwright
Admissions Tutor for Forensic Science
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 733 584
Room : LJ1.35