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MSc Forensic Anthropology & Archaeology


Bournemouth University Faculty of Science & Technology

Full time & Part time September, January MSc September: 12 months full-time. January: 16 months full-time. 2 years part-time

About the course

Forensic Anthropology is a division of biological anthropology that is concerned with the analysis of human skeletal remains from forensic contexts, whilst Forensic Archaeology encompasses the application of archaeological principles and methods, within the constraints and framework of the criminal justice system.

You can select one of two specialist award titles: 

  • MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (Osteology) 
  • MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (Search & Recovery) 

These two subjects function as complementary areas of expertise in investigations of human remains encountered in modern contexts relating particularly to crime, conflict, human rights violations, and disasters. During recent years international investigations of disasters, human rights

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Entry Requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:

- A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject
- Required subjects include: Archaeology, Forensic Science, Forensic Investigation, Biological Sciences or Biological Anthropology

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information: View Website

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