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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Human skeletal remains are the most direct evidence of past lifeways and their scientific investigation gives unique insights into human history. Bioarchaeology, also known as osteoarchaeology (the study of archaeological human remains), is a subdiscipline of biological anthropology. It is an exciting interdisciplinary field that draws on a variety of techniques, ranging from visual examination of the whole skeleton to the biomolecular analysis of small bone samples. Demographic shifts, environmental changes, migrations, lifestyles, numerous diseases and the impact of violence and conflict all leave traces on the skeleton.

This MSc provides the skills required to understand skeletal biographies, how to apply social theory and interpret human remains within in their cultural context at both an individual and a population level. Combining theoretical learning with hands-on practice, we will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential to your handling and analysis of specimens recovered from archaeological sites.

Application deadline

02 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 25,100per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 32 1

    5th out of 35

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    184 92%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    24th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    222 91%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    21st

    10

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