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Human Osteology and Funerary Studies MSc


University of Winchester Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course MSc Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Access to collections in the Novium Collections at Fishbourne and the holdings of the Hampshire Cultural Trust

  • Wide range of research options
  • Opportunity to take a work placement

Human Osteology and Funerary Studies at Winchester gives you the opportunity to study the practical and theoretical aspects of human remains and funerary studies in archaeology, and what they tell us about the life, health and death of past populations. The course includes taught components on a wide range of practical and theoretical aspects of the study of human remains in archaeology, with some modules focusing on the study of funerary beliefs and rituals throughout prehistory and history.

You study and undertake research from a particular archaeological period or geographical area, such as The Palaeolithic of

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Entry Requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. Ideally applicants will have already taken an undergraduate level module in Human Bioarchaeology/Human Osteology or equivalent, have participated in a bioarchaeological/osteological field school, or have relevant professional experience.


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