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MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology


University of Sheffield    Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Receive advanced training in the analysis of human skeletal remains through practical lab-based tuition.

Course description

Working in labs, you’ll get advanced training in the analysis of human remains. Through dissection, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of skeletal and soft tissue anatomy. Lectures in funerary archaeology put the subject in context.

As a member of a vibrant research community, you will also develop core skills in research project development and statistical data analysis. You’ll put these skills to work over the summer on an original, independent research project. Graduates from this course have pursued careers in academia, commercial archaeology, heritage management and museums. Many go on to PhDs.

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Entry Requirements

Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level.

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept


Fees

Home (2022 annual fee) : £10,800
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £24,400

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Student Profile(s)

Nicoletta Moca

I find my MSc exciting mostly because it lies between the scientific and humanistic fields of research, therefore it invites the students to learn how to think outside the box and link all the information together to solve a greater puzzle.

Scholarships

The University of Sheffield is offering a number of Postgraduate Taught Scholarships to self funded full and part time students who are liable to pay fees at the home rate and starting their studies in 2022. You do not need to wait for your undergraduate degree classification to apply for a scholarship. These scholarships aren’t course-specific. All taught postgraduate courses are eligible. The money can be used towards tuition fees and living costs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10,000

Eligibility

You must meet all four criteria:

You'll be studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for up to four years.
You're paying the 'home' rate of fees.
You're not already qualified at masters level or higher.
You're self funded.

And one or both of the following:

You're from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution's taught masters population
You've already achieved or currently predicted a first class undergraduate degree

Application Procedure

If you have an offer to study at the University you should use your Applicant MUSE details to log in and make your scholarship application. If you do not have an offer to study with us please log in to the application form by creating an external account. The deadline to apply is 1pm, Monday 9 May 2022.

Please note the scholarship application is a separate process to applying for a course. Being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer. To apply for a course please use our Postgraduate Online Application Form available at:-. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/apply/applying


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The scholarship provides support to an excellent UK / EU / Overseas student applying to study for the MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. The scholarship is named in honour of the late Professor Zvelebil, who began his career in Sheffield as a BA Archaeology student and was an influential member of academic staff from 1981 until his death in 2011. The award can be used towards your fees or maintenance expenses.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

To be considered for this award you must have an offer of a place on the MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology by 1st August 2019.

Application Procedure

The Department will consider all those holding an offer of a place for MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology for this award and the successful candidate will be informed in July.

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