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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Forensic archaeology uses archaeological skills to assist with the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal and humanitarian purposes of establishing identity. Both play a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters, and war crimes.

Many of our staff are forensic experts. They will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to search for, and recover, human remains in a number of different scenarios and analyse and interpret skeletal remains. You will learn how to write forensic archaeological and skeletal reports, and how these reports are used in the legal process, including presenting evidence as an expert witness in court. You will develop the practical skills and knowledge required by those who search for missing people and will be involved in the recovery of remains from clandestine burials.

Careers:

There is an international requirement for forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists who are competent in dealing with the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence in medico-legal and humanitarian roles. This course provides the skills to facilitate a career in the lab and field in forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology. You will also develop the skills to continue into academic research.

Our graduates have gone on to roles in the following areas:

  • academia
  • teaching
  • research
  • museums
  • forensic practice
  • police
  • non-governmental organisations
  • archaeological practice
  • further postgraduate training.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    28th

  • 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.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 34

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    14th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    8th

    5

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