Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2021. Applications will be open for September 2022 applications.
Why study MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology?
- Investigate human remains in modern contexts relating to crime, conflict, human rights violations, and disasters, whilst exploring traditional principles, techniques and methods of analysis
- Develop an understanding of legal issues and constraints, management and process of the investigative system and the professional skills enabling evidence to be presented to court
- Focus on interpretation of injury and post-mortem events with emphasis given to the archaeological recovery of human remains rather than taking a view that analysis begins when remains reach the laboratory
- Benefit from the expert knowledge of our academics, many of whom are actively engaged in national or international research
- Growing demand for skilled practitioners in international investigations of disasters, human rights violations and genocide contributing towards the recovery and identification of unknown victims and the determination of the cause of their deaths
- Learn transferable skills including report writing, communication and presentation skills, expert witness training and contemporaneous recording, to prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.
This course has been independently assessed and meets the professional body standards of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. It also shows our continual improvement to develop graduate employees.
See what it’s like to study on this course
Next start date:
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
12 months full-time, 2 years part-time
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Archaeology, Forensic Science, Forensic Investigation, Biological Sciences or Biological Anthropology
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject or equivalent
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.