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Forensic anthropology is the study of the human, or what remains of the human, for medico-legal purposes. It plays a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.
You'll have access to our skeletal collections to aid you in your understanding and knowledge of the human skeleton and the differentiation of human and animal remains. Our collections include:
- The unique Scheuer collection of juvenile skeletal remains
- The adult osteology collection
- The animal osteology collection
An honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant biomedical science, or an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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These modules are an essential part of your course.
- Disaster Victim Identification (Online)
- Forensic Osteology
- Peri- and Post-Mortem Processes
- Forensic Human Identification
- Forensic Science and the Law
- MSc Forensic Anthropology Research Project
You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.
- Developmental Juvenile Osteology
- Forensic Archaeology 1
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
You will learn how forensic anthropology contributes to the analysis and interpretation of human remains. Many of our expert staff are forensic practitioners. They will help you gain the skills needed to interpret skeletal remains, produce and present expert witness reports, and learn how these reports are used in the legal process. You will also study either skeletal development or the techniques used in the search for human remains.
Completing this MSc degree will give you the skills to continue into academic research or take the next steps in forging a career as a forensic anthropologist, physical anthropologist, forensic scientist or allied careers using the transferable skills gained.
Our graduates have gone on to roles in the following areas:
- Project management
- Forensic scene examination
- Law enforcement
- Further postgraduate training
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