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Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology MSc

Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Funerary Archaeology Biological Anthropology Orthopedics

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Working in labs, you’ll get advanced training in the analysis of human remains. Through dissection, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of skeletal and soft tissue anatomy. Lectures in funerary archaeology put the subject in context.

As a member of a vibrant research community, you will also develop core skills in research project development and statistical data analysis. You’ll put these skills to work over the summer on an original, independent research project. Graduates from this course have pursued careers in academia, commercial archaeology, heritage management and museums. Many go on to PhDs.

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Different course options

Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Quantitative Methods in Anthropology and Archaeology - Core
Research Design: planning, execution and presentation - Core
Dissertation - Core
Human Osteology - Core
Funerary Archaeology - Core
Biological Anthropology I - Core
Biological Anthropology II - Core
Human Anatomy - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level. Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.