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The award

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, January

International course fees
GBP 14500 per total

All study options

About Bioarchaeology at Bournemouth University

This course is one of the first of its kind in the UK to give a unique perspective of investigating and interpreting past societies through the appreciation of their skeletal remains in the context of prevailing socio-cultural, political and economic circumstances.

Our academic team of internationally known experts will offer a programme of study that puts theoretical knowledge into hands-on experiential learning in one of the best-equipped specialist laboratory settings in the country. Intensive training in human functional anatomy and skeletal examination will prepare you for the in-depth study of major aspects of the human life course, from demography to diet, disease, activity, mobility, genetics and mortuary behaviour. You also will be learning about the taphonomy and degradation of human remains as elements of critical appraisal of the source material.

The course provides a dedicated progression of learning from mastery of advanced anatomical and diagnostic skills to the specialist understanding of contextualised human skeletal analysis, complemented by options of archaeozoology, field archaeology and post-excavation experience.

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 startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 7500 per totalInternational course feesGBP 14500 per total

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in a required subject. Required subjects: Archaeology, History, Biological Sciences, Biological Anthropology or Anthropology. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

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