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Keele University

Chemistry and Forensic Science

UCAS Code: FF41
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
90% HIGH
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

GCE A Level Chemistry at grade B or above. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Chemistry (England) Chemistry at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at 6 or above

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Chemistry is the science behind many of the modern innovations that we have come to rely on today, and Forensic Science focuses on the applications of scientific methods, including chemical analytical techniques, in the context of crime. Keeleâ??s Chemistry and Forensic Science programme will provide you with a broad perspective, with an emphasis on analytical science, and with you with the key transferable skills valued by employers. You will develop a wide range of relevant practical laboratory skills and sound theoretical understanding enabling you to tackle a variety of problems in both Chemistry and Forensic Science contexts. In 2015 Chemistry and Forensic Science at Keele was ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

91%

Feedback on work has been prompt

91%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

8%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

8%

Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of students taking chemistry courses hasn't changed much in the last ten years, even as numbers in most other subjects have risen, and it's felt the UK has a shortage of chemistry grads overall. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs. But many industries, from the food industry to teaching, need chemistry graduates, and they're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills – anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. The recession hasn't been too kind to chemists, and current problems, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), mean that the stats are probably a little worse than we'd normally expect – they should improve over the next few years.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
428 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates, as the largest group of students to study a forensic and archaeological science. While there are not a lot of jobs available in forensics itself just at the moment, reflected in the overall unemployment rates for forensic science graduates, there are still jobs for graduates from these subjects. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, IT and management also employed forensics graduates. This is also a good subject for those wanting to work for the police, and if you do, it’s sometimes possible to get sponsorship, so that can be an option to fund your studies and get some relevant – and challenging - experience.
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