What will I learn?

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.This Geoforensics pathway through the Geology degree is an applied course that uses knowledge of geoscience, geological materials and forensics to help solve crime. There is a strong emphasis on applied skills to develop laboratory, field, applied research and communication skills.This course examines the geological aspects of the Earth, its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, resources and hazards. There is particular emphasis on the geoforensic analysis of earth materials and how it can be applied to a range of criminal, civil and environmental criminal applications. You will learn how geoforensic trace evidence can be used to link material or an offender to a crime scene. The course also includes how to undertake a multi-phased geoforensic search for missing persons, suspected murder victims, environmental/wildlife crime and to recover items of forensic interest.Geoforensics is a practical subject requiring the use of applied problem-solving, laboratory and field skills where you will learn how to collect and analyse geoforensic data, and conduct geoforensic search for a range of items of forensic interest. This course provides a diverse range of specialist options. We focus particularly on applied research skills and you will learn to carry out your own research using specialist software and equipment. All of our single honours students are offered a work placement module in year 2.You will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, including communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and the ability to research, evaluate and synthesise information from diverse sources.

Which department am I in?

Keele (Central)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,900.00 (US$ 24,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,900.00 (US$ 24,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have 3 SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) (600= A/B; 550=C) OR a combination of SAT Subject Tests/ AP's/ ACT composite score 26 (totalling 3). Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no subtest score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Keele University

Keele University has risen to 32nd place in the UK and made it into the top ten and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction