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Sciences

Our staff undertake ground-breaking research in the fields of archaeology, anthropology & forensic science, life & environmental sciences and psychology.

They publish in leading scientific journals, are consulted by policymakers and governments throughout the world, and are called as expert witnesses in their fields.  As part of our postgraduate community, you'll work closely with and learn from true experts, who use their research to support their teaching and who have developed degrees that focus on the practical applications of their particular field.

You’ll have access to all relevant lab and technical facilities to support your study and individual research, and you’ll be encouraged to participate in new and existing research projects within the faculty.

An additional bonus is our proximity to many of Britain’s iconic archaeological sites and historic landscapes, including the rich underwater and coastal heritage of the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site. You’ll be able to participate in field trips at home and overseas whenever possible, and you can get your hands dirty on our annual archaeological excavation – the Place Field School – irrespective of which course you choose to study.

Find the best course for you below and view the course pages to apply online. 

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Start a new course in the new year

Many of our postgraduate degree courses have start dates in both January and September – so you can apply now to start a new course in the new year. For our Science courses, we have January starts available for MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology and MSc Bioarchaeology:

Courses starting in September

If you're looking to start a course in September, you can apply for the following postgraduate degrees:

Additional information

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Fieldwork

See some of the places you can expect to be conducting fieldwork, locally along the Jurassic Coast and elsewhere in Dorset, as well as further afield in the UK and overseas.

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Faculty of Science & Technology

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Postgraduate study

Everything you need to know about postgraduate study with us from courses and your application to accommodation and staff.

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Scholarships

Read about the available postgraduate scholarships and find out how to apply for them.

Our departments

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Find out how our staff contribute to research that improves people’s lives and share their knowledge with the psychologists of tomorrow.