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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology (with a placement year) BSc (Hons)

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree explores how archaeological techniques and the analysis of human remains are used in a forensic (medico-legal) context.You will gain a full grounding in archaeological excavation, surveying and recording of crime scenes.In addition, you will also learn about human anatomy and anthropological analysis of human remains, including age, sex, ancestry assessment and the analysis and interpretation of trauma.Specialist modules will allow you to understand how scientific techniques are used to build up a biological profile of unidentified remains; processes of decomposition (and preservation) of human tissues and associated materials; trauma analysis; and forensic identification of living people.You'll also gain an understanding of scientific principles and how data should be presented in a legal context.**Placement year**You can spend a year as a paid employee of an approved organisation. This experience allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems, learn about work practices, and improve your career prospects.The placement provides an excellent introduction to the careers market in crime scene investigation, forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology and equips students extremely well for employment in the sector. **Professional accreditation**This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.**Rankings**We are ranked 7th in the UK for Forensic Science in the Complete University Guide 2021.We are also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Archaeology in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.Our BSc (Hons) Archaeology and BSc (Hons) Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology programmes received 94% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,160per year

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112 UCAS tariff points to include at least one A Level Science subject.

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University information

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University of Bradford

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 32 1

    7th out of 34 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 50%

    26th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    24th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    117 59%

    18th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    28th

    3

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