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MSc Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology

University of Exeter

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

  • This fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of natural sciences
  • Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remains
  • Three distinct courses with a core of shared compulsory modules and distinct course modules with optional module.

MSc Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology

  • Our Forensic anthropology course combines skills sets of biological anthropologists, archaeologists, pathologists and forensic scientists to facilitate recovery, identification and analysis of human remains to assist with problems and questions of legal significance
  • To aid your studies, we have a laboratory dedicated to the study of anatomical variation and palaeopathological conditions in human and animal bones

Careers

Many of our Archaeology students go on to study at PhD level, and the MSc in Bioarchaeology serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.

Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.

Recent careers

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:

Archaeological Assistant
Experimental Archaeologist
Field Archaeologist
Museum Curator
Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist

Employment support

While studying at Exeter you can also access a range of activities, advice and practical help to give you the best chance of following your chosen career path.

The three available Bioarchaeology pathways are: MSc Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology MSc Bioarchaeology: Zooarchaeology MSc Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per 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 Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 34 1

    10th out of 32 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    161 81%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 82%

    17th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    147 73%

    9th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    10th

    8

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