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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Bioarchaeology covers 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.

Why study MSc Bioarchaeology at BU?

  • Animal bones and human remains are amongst the most common finds on archaeological excavations of all periods
  • The archaeological profession has an increasing need for staff with osteoarchaeological training, to assist in the interpretation of archaeological sites and understanding the human experience in the past, particularly their relationship with animals
  • Choose one of two specialist pathways within the overall context of bioarchaeology
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Anthropology) – provides opportunities to understand the deeper human past and is ideal if you intend to pursue doctoral-level study of human evolution
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology) – 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 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.

There is an increased demand for archaeologists and the profession has been placed on the government list of skilled occupation shortages.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 33 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 51%

    25th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%

    15th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%

    30th

    7

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