MSc - Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology

Durham University    Department of Archaeology

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

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This lecture, seminar and laboratory-based MSc equips you with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to study and interpret data collected from human remains. The emphasis is on osteoprofiling, as well as health and disease using a multidisciplinary approach, linking biological evidence with cultural data (the biocultural approach). This is a very hands-on, practical course, and students will gain experience with human skeletal remains from a variety of time periods.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class (2:1) degree or equivalent; GPA of 3.3 or above.

Reference Requirements
One satisfactory academic reference is required. There is no specific deadline for applications. Applications for any given academic year must be received before the start of that academic year.

All self-financing overseas students are required to pay a £1000 tuition fee deposit if an offer from the Department of Archaeology is accepted.


Full Time Fees
Home students £11,600 per year
EU students £24,900 per year
Island students £11,600 per year
International students £24,900 per year

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