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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Anthropology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc from LJMU provides the skills and knowledge for a career in forensic anthropology. Gain hands-on experience in the field and carry out novel research.

  • Benefit from specialised forensic science labs and facilities
  • Study a course developed and delivered by leading researchers
  • Gain hands-on experience in the field by getting involved with excavation and bioarchaeological analysis of real human remains at a medieval cemetery - the Poulton Project
  • Explore leading methodologies for identification of unknown individuals
  • Discover how stratigraphic excavation techniques are used to solve missing person cases
  • Look forward to employment opportunities in forensic anthropology and related fields
  • Take an optional module in skeletal anatomy – a complete introduction to working with bones

Forensic Anthropology combines physical anthropological knowledge and the application of forensic methods and techniques. The discipline is used by the justice system to solve cases where a missing person or an unknown murder victim is involved.

The MSc in Forensic Anthropology provides the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the search for missing people, the recovery of evidence and human remains from clandestine graves and the identification of unknown corpses by osteological analysis.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Forensic Research Methods - Core
Dissertation - Core
Taphonomy and Trauma Analysis - Core
Human Identification and Forensic DNA - Core
Laws and Courtroom Skills - Core
Excavation techniques
Academic and non-academic dissemination
Project management and employability skills
Advanced research methods
Paleopathology
Dental anthropology
Biomechanics and trauma analysis
Forensic sciences, chemistry and biosciences
Crime scene investigation
Human identification from skeletal remains

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as anthropology, anatomy or forensic science and an academic reference or alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more