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Masters degrees in Forensic & Archaeological Sciences study the principles behind the investigation and recovery of material human evidence. They provide expertise required by a range of practical fields, including historical archaeology and modern policing.
Subjects within this discipline draw on a similar toolkit, but can have very different applications.
A Masters in Archaeological Science will tend to focus on the methods used to analyse and preserve materials of historical and cultural interest. A Masters in Forensic Science will use scientific techniques to recover evidence from more recent crime scenes. Areas of overlap include forensic archaeology, which uses archaeological techniques to analyse older criminal evidence.
Qualifications in this discipline have a range of obvious professional applications in practical fields and in theoretical research.
A Masters in Archaeological Science can lead to an exciting career investigating physical sites and supporting excavations. Alternatively, you may be based within a laboratory or museum (or a laboratory within a museum!) analysing collections to gain new insight into important artefacts.
A Masters in Forensic Science will prepare you for work law enforcement and criminal justice systems. You may work directly in support of a police force, assisting with the investigation of crime scenes. Or you may help develop new techniques and technologies to assist with solving or preventing future crimes.
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This course provides postgraduate education in the discipline of Forensic Anthropology. This course provides intensive training in human osteology and the techniques used by Forensic Anthropologists to build osteological profiles of unknown skeletonised human remains. Read more
Forensic Archaeology is the specialist application of archaeological techniques to the search and recovery of evidential material from crime scenes, often but not always related to buried human remains. Read more
MSc Forensic Anthropology is designed to enable graduate students to develop skills in a variety of areas, which concern the processing, analysis and identification of human remains. Read more
Research students in Forensic Science have the opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team in the School of Life Sciences, and can benefit from strong links with industry practitioners. Read more
This course emphasises the study of archaeological human remains within their funerary context. It builds upon the School's extensive research in human osteology and palaeopathology and related research expertise in field archaeology, archaeozoology, molecular archaeology and archaeological biogeochemistry. Read more
Computer forensics is a rapidly expanding area, leading to an increasing demand from industry for qualified forensic examiners. Our MSc Computer Forensics degree will prepare you for a career in computer forensics and IT security, either at a technical or managerial level. Read more
Enhance your understanding of Archaeology by region and period, through a combination of taught modules and individual research in this flexible programme. Read more
The MA Archaeology is a flexible degree that prepares you for a career in research, the commercial sector or heritage management. Read more
The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation in research across a wide range of academic disciplines.