MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology


Durham University    Department of Archaeology

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

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Are you fascinated by the world of forensic archaeology and anthropology? Look no further than our exciting MSc programme in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University. This intensive and hands-on course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for further research or employment in the field. From analysing human skeletal remains to exploring legal and ethical issues, you'll gain practical experience in mock court scenarios and excavation of 'mass graves'. Our unique programme focuses on international humanitarian contexts and aligns with UN Sustainability Goals. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, making our bioarchaeology community vibrant and inclusive. Join us and unlock your potential!

About the course

This fascinating MSc, with its strong international humanitarian focus and alignment with UN sustainability goals of peace and justice, equips you with the skills and knowledge to work or carry out research in the sensitive, and at times, highly emotive, field of forensic archaeology and anthropology. The course is informed by innovative work carried out by researchers in the Department of Archaeology.

Taking a hands-on approach to learning, this intensive course gives you the opportunity to experience activities such as the extensive analysis of human skeletal remains and get involved in a range of mock scenarios including excavating ‘mass graves’ and creating osteoprofiles as well as mock courtroom experiences when you will serve as an expert witness.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a minimum of a 2.1 degree or equivalent. You might have a UG degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Forensic or Crime Scene Science.

However, students from a wide variety of backgrounds are admitted, including students with undergraduate degrees in Natural and Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, as well Classics and History.


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