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Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation MSc

Staffordshire University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

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

The MSc Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation is a diverse and versatile programme of study which offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain detailed knowledge about forensic archaeological investigations of genocide.
  • Gain and apply practical skills in the investigation of genocide and mass violence via participation in fieldwork as part of an active research project.
  • 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 practical and analytical skills and to participate in valuable career enhancement opportunities - such as fieldwork on active research projects.

The MSc is for students opting for a science-based dissertation, for example this could be a site-based field investigation or a technological-based analysis of multiple sites.

On successful completion of study, we will issue you with a MSc Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation.

Teaching

On this course, you will learn via a combination of lectures, seminars, practical exercises and fieldwork opportunities. Independent study also makes up an important part of the course. Tutors will provide supporting materials and formative and summative assessments to help you.

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your studies wherever you are.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Formal assessments will include poster presentations, essays, fieldwork reports and a dissertation.

Careers

After completing the Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation MA/MSc, 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

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500overall 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

  • University League Table

    97th

  • 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%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    10th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    12th

    1

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