Bioarchaeology (MSc)

the United Kingdom

For more information about Bioarchaeology at Bournemouth University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7500 per total

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14500 per total

All study options

About Bioarchaeology at Bournemouth University

Why study MSc Bioarchaeology at BU?

  • Animal bones and human remains are amongst the most common finds on archaeological excavations of all periods
  • The archaeological profession has an increasing need for staff with osteoarchaeological training, to assist in the interpretation of archaeological sites and understanding the human experience in the past, particularly their relationship with animals
  • Choose one of two specialist pathways within the overall context of bioarchaeology
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Anthropology) – provides opportunities to understand the deeper human past and is ideal if you intend to pursue doctoral-level study of human evolution 
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology) – gives you the opportunity to engage in more advanced study of non-human faunal remains. Practical experience of the methods and techniques used for recording and analysing osteological remains is embedded throughout the course.

We hold one of the largest human remains collections among UK universities

Please note that this course is not recruiting for January 22.

We have an incredible collection of human skeletal remains, comprising more than 700 specimens. This is one of the largest such collections to be held by any UK university. Our zooarchaeology collection contains over 500 known reference skeletons of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, including everything you need from cows and wild boar to mice and frogs. We also have licenced specimens of rare and endangered species in this collection. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7500 per totalInternational course feesGBP 14500 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Part-time study: Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee.

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in a required subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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