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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Bioarchaeology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Bioarchaeology at York is different because it combines advanced osteoarchaeological techniques with the molecular analysis of human remains. You'll be encouraged to immerse yourself in the study of stable isotopes, lipid residue analysis, palaeoproteomics and ancient DNA – and play an active role in the development of new techniques in this constantly evolving branch of archaeology. You'll access advanced training in human osteoarchaeology, delivered by the UK’s leading practitioners, and get the chance to study ancient biomolecules in world-class facilities. The course offers a unique opportunity to combine bioarchaeology with complementary subjects and tailor a course to suit your interests. We also offer training in biomolecular analysis of artefacts (ceramics), other biological remains (animal bones, shells and plants), and historical archives (parchment). You'll have an opportunity to use a wide range of in-house analytical equipment, take part in cutting-edge science and build essential practical skills whilst working alongside leading researchers and academics in a diverse range of specialisms. Finally, you will get the chance to work on research projects with original materials that are often ‘fresh out of the ground’, and thus contribute to pioneering research. Many our MSc Bioarchaeology postgraduates go on to further research in bioarchaeological and environmental fields. The BioArch department has a successful track record of placing students on PhD courses in York and institutions worldwide.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module aims to provide hands-on experience of human skeletal anatomy; to demonstrate means of determining life information about the individual; to give practical experience of the description and differential diagnosis of disease and trauma.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,810

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a good honours degree (2:1 or first) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology or related fields or in the case of mature students who might not have conventional qualifications and appropriate relevant experience. Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant professional experience and enthusiasm for this field will be considered.