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1 School of Physical and Geographical s 1 About Keele Dual or Single Honours Programs Study TWO subjects Beautiful, safe campus Strong sense of community Low cost of living Student Life union, societies, support Good transport links bus, rail, air 2 at Keele Henry Faulds ( ) Fingerprint Pioneer at Keele An interdisciplinary applied science course Extensive Dual Honours combinations Major route available Emphasises the scientific method and skills Accredited by the Society Breadth of career opportunities or postgraduate study Enhanced by the Distinctive Keele Curriculum (DKC) 3 4 1

2 2 nd nd Subject 2 nd Degree Routes: Dual or Major/ Minor Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 nd Subject List of subject combinations available in the prospectus and on-line: Major 2 nd nd Subject Major nd Subject 2 nd Dual 5 22% FORENSIC SCIENCE APPLICATIONS STATISTICS 2011: 72 STUDENTS 10% 3% 19% 1% 1% 3% 1%1%1% 3% 21% 14% Chemistry AND FS Psychology AND FS Criminology AND FS Biology AND FS Neuroscience AND FS Biochemistry AND FS Computer AND FS Mathematics AND FS Business AND FS English AND FS Media AND FS AES AND FS Am Studies AND FS 6 Teaching Environment Based in the Faculty of Natural s Guest lectures from professionals (police scientific support; documents examiner; toxicologist; fire examination) Active research environment supported by the UK research councils and other funding Effective student support systems Excellent laboratory facilities Access to state-of-the-art spectroscopic and analytical instrumentation Lecturers and teaching assistants hold recognised TLHE qualifications Excellence and innovation in teaching 7 Lennard-Jones Laboratories: Great Facilities 8 2

3 In the field (quite literally!) In the laboratory Back in the lab... Scene of Crime Investigation

4 Anthropology Workshop Our Course Ethos Strongly based on the application of science to forensic problems Chemical, Biochemical/Biological and Criminalistic themes form the structure of the course Key Skills: application of analytical science to forensic problems the analysis, interpretation and presentation of scientific evidence An Analytical degree not a CSI degree Level 1 Modules (Chemistry A-level normally for entry) Introductory science and forensic issues Chemical Principles Principles Identification Analysis Level 2 Modules Development of key themes in Criminalistic Methods: blood dynamics and splatter, documents, marks and impressions, forensic imaging Genetics: DNA analysis Spectroscopy and Advanced Analysis: chemical identification of forensic materials Drugs of Abuse: identification, quantification and effects of drugs on the human body

5 Blood Dynamics Fluorescent Imaging of enhanced prints Document Examination 17 Level 3 Modules Advanced topics, options and project work Evaluation of Evidence; Explosives & Arson: how do we interpret scientific evidence in the court?; fire and arson; explosives, their detection and effect Toxicology: identification and impact of poisons in the human body, pathology Team Research Project Options : Advanced Topics in Analysis: ballistics, paint, fibres, glass etc. Geoscience: searching for buried remains, archaeology & entomology 18 Major Route FS (Single Honours) Modules Final year students take all FS level 3 modules plus: Dissertation: literature-based research Interpretation, Evaluation, & Presentation of Evidence: double module running throughout the year focus on professional forensic practice Collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of evidence A further option module 19 Society Accreditation Accreditation/ recognition confirmed Nov 2013 Commendations: Commitment and approachability of the staff and organisation of the programme Extensive and diverse contribution from external professionals Extensive investment in analytical facilities Comprehensive teaching of statistics integrated within the forensic science context Extensive and wide-ranging, final-year research projects Strong forensic context in the teaching and assessment of all modules 20 5

6 Assessment Module exams Laboratory reports and diaries Skills-based assignments assessed by reports, poster and oral presentations Course-work including case studies, mini-projects, and team working exercises Expert witness statements Courtroom scenarios 21 Other Things to Think About Study Abroad Study a semester abroad at one of Keele s partner institutions in Year 2 Study-year abroad with a named degree is being piloted in USA Canada France Australia Germany Work Experience Placement South Africa Sandwich placements are available, normally between year 2 and 3 of the degree Volunteer Opportunities to work with local schools 22 Keele student visit to the of Tennessee Anthropology Centre ( Body Farm ) and National Academy: July-time most years Keele student visit to the UTK Anthropology Centre, July 2011 July 2010 July

7 UNISTATS (www.unistats.ac.uk/) National Student Survey + KIS Over recent years, we remain consistently the highest place institution in West Midlands & N. England for 100 % student satisfaction ( ) 2013 Keele ranked 1 st (equal) in the UK for BSc * for student satisfaction Next step? Taught postgraduate course in Career in subject XXXX! Postgraduate research in subject XXXX Postgraduate research in BSc (Hons) & XXXX Career using and XXXX Career in Taught postgraduate course in XXXX *Category forensic and archaelogical science; incl police studies etc Career Opportunities You will offer: scientific understanding, problem solving and communication skills Chemistry and : research or technical roles in business or public sector Criminology and : public sector e.g. police force and related functions Biochemistry and : research in pharmaceutical and biotech areas Computer and : IT security, fraud, commercial opportunities History and : scientific or general journalism 27 Distinctive Keele Curriculum: Keele Graduates make a difference in their communities By showing leadership and communication skills, care and respect for others and community spirit. make the most of their potential By active learning, taking care of their self-development, and showing integrity make sense of their world By having a breadth of knowledge, excellent problem solving abilities and independence of thought. The knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue your future goals 28 7

8 Jane Paul Kris Julie OUR CONTACT DETAILS: Technician, UK Human Tissue Bank Jehangir MSc Human ID, Bournemouth PhD Analytical Chemistry, Keele post with British Transport Police Beth Rian Jasmine Keele website : School contact person : Dr Mike Edwards School telephone number: School address : School website : CSI Officer, Nottinghamshire Police Investigator, LGC s MSc Analytical Toxicology, LGC s Investigator, Key s

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