This programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Astrophysics and Forensic Science. You will gain an in-depth understanding of forensic science and in Astrophysics, you will learn to formulate and tackle problems – from below the level of the atomic nucleus to astronomical scales.
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97%of research world leading, or of international importance Research Excellence Framework, 2014
David McGhee, Astrophysics with Business Management (2015)
"My job utilises the skills I developed as an astrophysics undergraduate at Keele University to identify and solve complex problems." - read more about David McGhee, Astrophysics with Business Management (2015)
Katherine Gorman, Reporting Forensic Scientist - BSc Forensic Science
"A forensic course is a perfect opportunity for you to explore the different disciplines within forensic science and gain an understanding about which path is right for you. The facilities and knowledge available at Keele is excellent and would provide a great foundation for a career in this industry." - read more about Katherine Gorman, Reporting Forensic Scientist - BSc Forensic Science
Emily Sage, Astrophysics with Mathematics (2012)
"I also have to draw on the analytical skills developed through my degree at Keele as I have to analyse trial data in order to produce technical reports." - read more about Emily Sage, Astrophysics with Mathematics (2012)
Carlie Whiting, BSc Forensic Science and Criminology
"I definitely feel that the degree course I studied at Keele provided me with an excellent advantage when applying for this job due to the amount of instrumentation we were able to use and the breadth of information we were taught." - read more about Carlie Whiting, BSc Forensic Science and Criminology
Mark Clowes, Astrophysics with English (2008)
"A high attention to detail, good numeracy and scientific and technical skills are very important. The work is very varied and the ability to rapidly solve new problems is a skill that studying astrophysics certainly prepared me for. " - read more about Mark Clowes, Astrophysics with English (2008)
Richard Bridgett, BSc Biology and Forensic Science
"After initially graduating I spent time working for the forensic investigations unit of Cheshire Police and for a global pharmaceutical company where I utilised the instrumental skills I acquired through study of chemical analysis." - read more about Richard Bridgett, BSc Biology and Forensic Science
Greg Iceton, Physics with Astrophysics (2007)
"Understanding the scientific and technical descriptions of patents is essential (however, this comes with experience on the job). A 2.1 degree is usually necessary to enter into the profession." - read more about Greg Iceton, Physics with Astrophysics (2007)
Dr Rachel Sparks, Physics and Astrophysics (2007)
"A background in physics is essential, including a BSc & PhD. For my current research the required components are a good understanding of computational physics, quantum mechanics and condensed matter theory. In the future I also hope to bring in some of my astrophysics knowledge to expand my research area." - read more about Dr Rachel Sparks, Physics and Astrophysics (2007)
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