MSc Bioarchaeology


Durham University    Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Anthropology (2) Biological Sciences (4) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) History & Archaeology (19)

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Are you fascinated by the secrets of the past? If so, our MSc in Bioarchaeology at Durham University is the perfect programme for you. Bioarchaeology is a dynamic field that uses biological materials to uncover the lives of ancient humans. Through our cutting-edge laboratories and expert teaching, you will delve into topics such as human health, diet, and the environment. With a range of module options, you can tailor your studies to your interests, whether it be environmental archaeology or biomolecular archaeology. Our programme is open to graduates with a background in archaeology, science, or relevant work experience. Join us and unlock the mysteries of the past!

About the course

Our unique MSc in Bioarchaeology with its pathways in biomolecular archaeology and environmental archaeology provides an excellent academic opportunity for you to develop your fascination with the life of humans in the past through the study of biological materials found during archaeological activity.

You will join an exciting course that reflects the fast-paced world of bioarchaeology, where knowledge and understanding are constantly expanding as a result of new breakthroughs and discoveries. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest developments in archaeological science including human bioarchaeology and palaeopathology, stable isotope mass spectrometry, ancient DNA and environmental archaeology.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class (2:1) degree (GPA 3.3.) or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, or related disciplines. Relevant working experience will also be considered.

One satisfactory reference is required.


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