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Masters degrees in Mortuary Technology study the techniques, processes and technology used for storing deceased human beings. The field also encompasses ways of memorialising deceased individuals beyond simple burial.
Related subjects include Mortuary Science and Funeral Celebrancy. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Biology, Medicine, or Chemical Engineering.
Mortuary Technology encompasses a huge range of practices that aren’t simply related to storing a body before a funeral service. This is because burial styles are constantly changing and adapting; new forms include memorial reefs which offer underwater burials, as well as crematoria gardens and forests.
Many families opt to have loved ones preserved in alternative ways, such as forming ashes into keepsakes such as jewellery. New headstone technologies also allow for ‘interactive’ gravestones, whereby families can upload pictures and videos onto physical gravestones for remembrance.
As such, training on a Mortuary Science course can include the development of products and services for individuals and families, and may also encompass events planning and business management.
Typical careers include mortuary services, funeral direction and planning, as well as product design and marketing within the sector.
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