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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Bioarchaeology is concerned with the investigation of human and animal skeletal remains to understand the lives of individuals and communities in the past, in relation to their social, cultural, economic, palaeoenvironmental and evolutionary contexts. The subject sits firmly at the interface of the science and humanities within archaeology and anthropology, and it has strong links with a range of academic disciplines, including archaeology, archaeological science, physical and social anthropology. We offer two specialist pathways within the overall context of bioarchaeology:

  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Anthropology)
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology)

The anthropology pathway is set within the wider context and perspective of archaeological studies, with options to explore evolutionary and palaeoenvironmental themes, whilst the osteoarchaeology pathway gives you the opportunity to engage in more advanced study of non-human faunal remains. Practical experience of the methods and techniques used for recording and analysing osteological remains is imperative and therefore embedded throughout the course.

Careers

Forensic archaeology is an expanding international field. Upon completion of the course you will join other BU graduates who are acknowledged as some of the most experienced forensic archaeologists in the field.

This will open up a wide range of career prospects for you, and you could end up work anywhere in the world examining crime scenes, mass graves & disasters and educating other researchers in new forensic science approaches.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 32 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    95 47%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    24th

    3

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