Chemistry and Forensic Science
University of Keele
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in Chemistry
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemistry at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£22000 - £24000||£18500 - £27000||£22500 - £30000|
Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£20664 - £28018||£19271 - £29377||£22708 - £34913|
All Chemistry courses in the UK
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Our combined honours programme in Chemistry and Forensic Science allows you to develop an in-depth understanding and broad education in the core areas of forensic science. Keele’s teaching and research explore a wide diversity of chemistry, helping you to develop subject knowledge and transferable skills in a supportive learning environment.
On this course you’ll develop a solid foundation of theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You’ll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively. You may have the opportunity to tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore scientific instruments and techniques, and enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities.
For the Forensic Science element of the course, you will be taught by academics and forensic professionals, as well as gaining valuable lab and crime scene experience, helping you to stay ahead in this fast-moving science. You will be taught in our modern laboratory facilities and have access to equipment and our dedicated Crime Scene House.
Your studies will focus on key topics in forensic chemistry, analytical science, forensic biology and criminalistics science. You will develop your analytical science skills, enabling you to analyse a variety of forensic of evidence. This is complemented by additional emphasis on professional practice and an understanding of the roles of the crime scene investigator and the forensic scientist as an expert witness in the court.
Our forensic science combined honours programmes are recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Chemistry and Forensic Science, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
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Required skill level of job after 15 months
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons) at University of Keele
|65%||Natural and social science professionals|
|5%||Business, Research and Administrative Professionals|
|5%||Skilled trades occupations|
|5%||Quality and Regulatory Professionals|
|5%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
Students of the course received the following grades
Entry Requirements / Admissions
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Chemistry
All Chemistry courses of University of Keele
To include A level Chemistry at grade B or above plus a Pass in the Science Practical (England).
112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include sufficient Chemistry units. Please contact us for advice.
To include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above.
You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Chemistry and Forensic Science, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of University of Keele in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of Keele in related subject specific rankings.
- Physical Sciences
URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
[Published 22 July, 2023]
About University of Keele
Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.
Student composition of University of Keele
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons)||University of Lincoln||84%||5%||1%||£9250||£15900||133||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)||University of Cumbria||72%||0%||10%||£6000||£7500||102||Carlisle||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Investigation (with a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||91%||2%||4%||£9250||£14000||114||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||76%||5%||5%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Criminology and Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||85%||5%||5%||£9250||£14500||125||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Investigation (Policing) BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||66%||5%||6%||£9250||£14500||94||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science and Criminology BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||85%||0%||15%||£9250||£13200||100||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic & Medical Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||70%||0%||22%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons) (with a placement year) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||76%||5%||5%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Criminology with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||University of Cumbria||72%||0%||0%||£9250||£10500||120||Carlisle||On campus Full-time|