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Forensic Anthropology BSc (Hons)

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for medicolegal (medical and legal) purposes. This includes establishing identity, investigating suspicious deaths and identifying victims of mass disasters.It is a specialised area of forensic science that requires detailed anatomical and osteological training. Identifying the deceased is critical to the successful outcome of all legal investigations.During your first two years, you'll study modules within the School of Life Sciences. This gives you a solid understanding of physiology, biochemistry and related biomedical sciences.As the degree progresses, you'll develop a sound knowledge of the human body from the early stages of development to adult form. You'll learn full body dissection on our Thiel embalmed cadavers and understand the practical methods central to anatomy. You'll focus on skeletal anatomy and begin to learn how the analysis of the skeleton fits within medicolegal investigation.We were the first UK university to use this embalming system in our teaching. This maintains the fascial layers between structures, is highly flexible and retains lifelike colour and consistency.It also benefits your learning in becoming a forensic practitioner, as the identification of the deceased relies heavily on not only hard tissue like the skeleton, but also soft tissue information.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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A level : BCC - BBB

Subjects should include A-Level biology, plus GSCE mathematics and chemistry at C/4

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University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

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  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

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