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MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology

University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year FT / 2 years PT

About the course

Through imaginative teaching and world-leading research, we inspire our students to explore.

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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You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures,

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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.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course Content

Where is University of Sheffield


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.


Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Marek Zvelebil Scholarship for Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology

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