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Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods MSc

Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Osteopathy Forensic Medical Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

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.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

SE813 - Dissertation Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in biological anthropology or other associated fields (eg., Forensic Science; Archaeology; Anatomy). In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.