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This course emphasises the study of archaeological human remains within their funerary context. It builds upon the School's extensive research in human osteology and palaeopathology and related research expertise in field archaeology, archaeozoology, molecular archaeology and archaeological biogeochemistry.
Bioarchaeology is an exciting and fast-advancing field which combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences to study key topics such as past health and well-being, diet, ecology, subsistence strategies and environmental impacts.
Benefit from specialised forensic science labs and facilities. Study a course developed and delivered by leading researchers. Gain hands-on experience in the field by getting involved with excavation and bioarchaeological analysis of real human remains at a medieval cemetery - the Poulton Project.
Forensic archaeology is the application of archaeological skills to the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity. .
Through imaginative teaching and world-leading research, we inspire our students to explore. Using a combination of established and cutting-edge methods, this course focuses on the study of bones from archaeological sites.
The MSc Professional Human Osteoarchaeology course provides advanced instruction on the osteological methods, theories and techniques needed to identify and analyse human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts. .
This course provides postgraduate education in the discipline of Forensic Anthropology. This course provides intensive training in human osteology and the techniques used by Forensic Anthropologists to build osteological profiles of unknown skeletonised human remains.
Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology.
This new MSc programme equips you with the ability to excavate and analyse human remains. Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field.
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a multinational research community striving for real-world impact.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.