Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation - MSc


University of Bradford    Faculty of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time
Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation at the University of Bradford. This programme equips you with advanced practical, analytical, and interpretative skills essential for a successful career in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation. Taught by experienced professionals, the course offers a unique blend of disciplines to provide you with a comprehensive forensic skill set. You can choose between a research dissertation or a simulated multi-scene investigation, both designed to enhance your expertise. The University of Bradford's prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize recognises its leadership in developing archaeological technology and techniques. Entry requirements include a 2:2 or above in relevant disciplines, with consideration given to other qualifications and experience. Don't miss this opportunity to stand out in the competitive field of forensic sciences and embark on a rewarding career in law enforcement or forensic science.

About the course

Forensic Archaeology is the specialist application of archaeological techniques to the search and recovery of evidential material from crime scenes, often but not always related to buried human remains.

This course is taught by staff with extensive crime scene experience who regularly work on a range of operations and are at the forefront of the professional development of the discipline.

The course will:

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Entry Requirements

- 2:2 or above in a relevant discipline, from either the humanities or sciences (e.g. archaeology, anthropology, forensic sciences, law, etc).
- Other relevant qualifications and past experience will also be considered.
- For North American students, normally a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is required, or an equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


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Student Profile

Keeley Hirst

Why did you decide to study at the University of Bradford?

I originally wanted to come to Bradford to study Pharmacy, and I knew that Bradford was great for that but I didn't get the entry requirements.
I started looking into Archaeological Sciences. I then found out that Bradford was great for Archaeology, so that's what I decided to do, go back to Bradford and study a BSc in Archaeological Science.

Why did you want to study MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation?

In my last year of archaeology, I did a module called forensic archaeology and I really loved that side of it, I knew this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. In doing the Master’s course I realised that the Crime Scene Investigation side was the most enjoyable and that’s where I wanted to go.

What is your current role and how did your course help you get the role?

I'm a Crime Scene Investigator for the West Yorkshire Police. Without my Master's course, I wouldn’t have got my job. The CSI job asked for a science-based degree, but when you look deeper into the job specification, it wanted an in-depth knowledge of examining crime scenes that you just wouldn’t get without doing the course - doing this course sets you apart from everybody else.

What do you like about the city of Bradford?

It's a big city with a small city centre that’s got everything you need in it. I like how it's a growing city - since I moved here a lot has improved. There's the new Broadway Shopping Centre and I really like all the independent bars on North Parade.

What was your favourite thing about studying at the University of Bradford?

I really liked how it was a slightly smaller university. I liked how everyone lives close to the university - with Bradford, the halls are right next door and all the student houses tend to be in the immediate area. It's such an inclusive university when it comes to communities in general. Here, you get a chance to know everybody.

Scholarships

The studentship is for a full-time student for one of the following Master's courses at the University of Bradford:

MA in Archaeology & Identity
MSc in Archaeological Sciences
MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology
MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation
MSc in Landscape Archaeology and Digital Heritage

Value of Scholarship(s)

£8,933*

Eligibility

This award is open to a range of topics in line with the research and teaching of the School. It is expected that applicants will demonstrate a high level of research potential.

Application Procedure

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/scholarships/info/arch-endowed-scholarship-2020


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The University is pleased to be offering a specific suite of scholarships to nationals from Sub-Saharan Africa starting this academic year.

This award is for self-funding, international fee paying students who are nationals of either Nigeria, Kenya Botswana, Uganda or South Africa. This scholarship is available for all students who meet eligibility criteria.

Students on discounted partnership programmes are not entitled to this scholarship.

Only new students will be awarded the scholarship

Applicable courses
All full-time courses based at the University of Bradford (excluding MBA, distance learning and external).

Eligible countries
Botswana
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Uganda

Payment amount & frequency
All students from Nigeria, Kenya and Botswana will be awarded a £5000 scholarship as a fee reduction. All students from Uganda and South Africa will be awarded a £4000 scholarship as a fee reduction. The scholarship will be paid in subsequent years if progressing with an average of 60% or above.

How to apply
These scholarships are automatically processed and no separate application is required.

These scholarships are not paid in addition to the international academic scholarship.

Please note that students can only receive one scholarship or discount so students who are eligible for more than 1 award will be given the award of the highest value.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4000-£5000

Eligibility

The University is pleased to be offering a specific suite of scholarships to nationals from Sub-Saharan Africa starting this academic year.

This award is for self-funding, international fee paying students who are nationals of either Nigeria, Kenya Botswana, Uganda or South Africa. This scholarship is available for all students who meet eligibility criteria.

Students on discounted partnership programmes are not entitled to this scholarship.

Application Procedure

How to apply
These scholarships are automatically processed and no separate application is required.

These scholarships are not paid in addition to the international academic scholarship.

Please note that students can only receive one scholarship or discount so students who are eligible for more than 1 award will be given the award of the highest value.


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