This new MSc programme equips you with the ability to excavate and analyse human remains.
Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported by laboratory based training.
You learn from a team of internationally respected academics with extensive professional experience. You have the opportunity to access one of the largest human skeletal collections in the UK, with extensive skeletal pathology and accompanying radiographs. The collection is curated by the Skeletal Biology Research Centre, in the School's Human Osteology Research Laboratory.
The programme is suited for students from a wide range of BA and BSc backgrounds. This MSc will provide a firm foundation for continued work, or PhD research, in anthropology, archaeology and related forensic fields.
For more information about this new MSc programme please contact the programme director Dr Chris Deter: email@example.com
Knowledge and understanding
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
- Field recovery of human remains
- Identification of human hard and soft tissue
- Analysis of human hard tissue
You develop intellectual skills in:
- Quantitative analysis
- Problem solving
- Practical skills
You gain the following subject-specific skills:
- Skeletal identification
- Biological profiling
- Field recovery and laboratory skills
You gain the following transferrable skills:
- Communication both orally and in writing
- Independent learning ability required for continued professional development
The programme aims to:
- Provide an excellent standard of higher education.
- Provide teaching informed by research and scholarship.
- Develop a sound knowledge of laboratory-based scientific methods, and other skills, which will be of value within forensic osteology, but can also be transferred to archaeology, biological anthropology, and bioarchaeology.
- Develop an awareness of professional and ethical standards and practices.
- Attain a deep knowledge, and experience of, techniques relevant to forensic osteology, as well as their practical application.
- Critical awareness of, and engagement with, current research methods and techniques.
- Develop the ability to learn independently.
- Prepare students for employment, or further post-graduate doctoral study in Forensics, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology.
- Provide learning opportunities that are enjoyable, involve realistic workloads, based within a practical framework, with appropriate support for students from diverse backgrounds.
- Provide high quality teaching in a supportive environment with appropriately qualified and trained staff.