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  Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology MSc

University College London    Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Anthropology (2) Biological Sciences (4) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology MSc programme at UCL. This unique degree equips students with essential skills to analyse human remains in bioarchaeological and forensic contexts. Delve into the intricate world of skeletal and dental anatomy, disease identification, and legal aspects of forensic human remains. Led by renowned experts in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology, this programme offers a diverse learning environment with a strong emphasis on practical training and theoretical engagement. Graduates gain a competitive edge with core skills such as biological profiling, trauma diagnosis, and statistical analysis, preparing them for diverse career paths in archaeology, anthropology, museums, and law enforcement. Benefit from access to extensive skeletal collections, cutting-edge equipment, and a network of successful alumni worldwide. Join this programme with a minimum upper second-class Bachelor's degree in archaeology or related fields, and open doors to a fulfilling career in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

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This MSc provides students with fundamental skills and knowledge to study human remains in both bioarchaeological and forensic anthropological contexts. This degree provides students with a solid grounding in all aspects of skeletal and dental anatomy, methods and procedures for assessing human skeletal material, identifying disease in the skeleton, and the legal context when dealing with modern forensic human remains.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in archaeology or related subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Ordinarily, students applying for admission to this programme should have taken an undergraduate level human osteology module or human anatomy module (or similar). Alternatively, students could have attended an osteology related field school or have undertaken archaeological field work involving human remains. Students with other types of experience should contact the degree coordinator for advice.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100

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