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Human Osteology and Palaeopathology MSc / PGDip

Human Osteology and Palaeopathology MSc / PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paleopathology Biological Anthropology Orthopedics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course emphasises the study of archaeological human remains within their funerary context. It builds upon the School's extensive research in human osteology and palaeopathology and related research expertise in field archaeology, archaeozoology, molecular archaeology and archaeological biogeochemistry. The course strongly emphasises the integration of biological and archaeological evidence to address problem-orientated research themes and the application of scientific methods to unravelling the human past. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of PgDip.

It provides advanced instruction in the identification and analysis of human remains, the techniques and methods applied to understanding human skeletal morphological variation, and the means by which to assess pathological conditions affecting the skeleton. The course can be used either as vocational training or, for the MSc, as a foundation from which to commence further research. The course is normally offered on a full-time basis but a part-time route is feasible as well. Individual modules are available to candidates wishing to enhance their specialist knowledge in a particular area.

Careers: The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bradford | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The aims of this module are two fold: To enable you to gain Professional skills and understanding relating to your chosen specialism. This module provides the educational and career development specialism practice required by analytical/chemical/archaeological/forensic scientists in each of the Pathways/Programmes of study. This will enable you to identify your own learning needs and to carry these out to achieve specialism practice. To provide taught postgraduate students with an introduction to research and its design (dissertation routes) or professional brief writing (non-dissertation routes), oral and written presentation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,160

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above in Archaeology, Anthropology or another suitable subject (for example Forensic Science, Medical Science); Students will normally have a minimum of one GCSE in mathematics; Other relevant qualifications will be considered.