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Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation MA

Staffordshire University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Stoke-on-Trent College

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary


Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation represents an important and relevant area of study. On this course, you learn about the causes and effects of genocide, the evidence that genocide and mass violence leaves behind, and the cutting-edge forensic techniques used to identify it.

The MA Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation (Distance Learning) is a diverse and versatile programme of study which offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain detailed knowledge about forensic archaeological investigations of genocide.
  • Gain detailed knowledge of the different acts of violence and genocide perpetrated in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the landscapes connected to them
  • Identify and critically evaluate the legal, ethical, religious, political and cultural issues related to the investigation of conflict and genocide in range of different locations and environments
  • Complete a detailed research project relating to a range of topics concerning genocide and mass violence.
  • Undertake interdisciplinary sessions alongside academics and specialists in Archaeology and Genocide Studies, History, International Relations, Geography, Media and Film, Computer Games Design and Visualisation

The course provides a solid foundation for doctoral study and an opportunity for a career in archaeology, conflict and genocide studies, forensic investigation, Holocaust studies, international relations, and a range of other associated fields. The course offers a unique opportunity to gain a wide range of analytical skills.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation.


The?course?delivery is supported by an academic team that has very wide experience of innovative approaches to curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment. The team’s expertise is the culmination of many years’ involvement with a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate awards at a number of different institutions, and departments at Staffordshire University.


Students will experience a range of assessment types across the course and these are delivered in such a way that the assessment load is as even as possible throughout the duration of their studies. As an assurance of quality, another member of the teaching team also second marks the assignments. Specimens of submitted work are also scrutinised by the external examiner for the Award.


After completing the Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation, you’ll be equipped with transferable skills attractive to employers. These can be adapted to a range of professions including:

  • Archaeology
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Human Rights Work
  • Law Enforcement
  • Academia
  • Armed forces
  • Security services

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you will be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,085overall cost

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

University information

Staffordshire University

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  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 34 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    114 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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