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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Archaeology Of Specific Kinds Forensic Science (Non-Medical) Anthropology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in the forensic context.

Who is it for?

The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts with a strong background to later enter the field and be capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America.

Why this course?

The MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology course is part of the MSc Forensic Programme, and is designed to give a broad introduction to the subject, rapidly advancing into the understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest methodologies. Students have access to our purpose-built outdoor research facility: the Forensic Fieldwork Facility, one of only two in the country. The facility has been specifically designed to enable research into animal decomposition, taphonomy, search, location and excavation of buried remains.

Accreditation

The MSc of this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Your career

Prepares you to work in the field of forensic archaeology or anthropology within forensic laboratories, police departments, government bodies, non-governmental organisations, museums, commerical archaeological companies and universities. It is also a necessary introduction that could lead into conducting research at PhD level in the subject.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 11 months | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

11 months

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The module provides an understanding of the core responsibilities of evidence recording and collection at the crime scene, both in general and specifically related to operational constraints of a UK investigative context. You will also understand the operation of forensic and police investigators within the context of a major investigation. On successful completion of this module a student should be able to: analyse and evaluate various different strategies of major scene investigation to consider the various effects of different approaches; appraise the range of evidence collection and investigation techniques available to the crime scene investigator etc.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£20,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in archaeology, forensic science or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more