12 months
16600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Forensic Anthropology Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University provides the skills and knowledge for a career in forensic anthropology. Gain hands-on experience in the field and carry out research.


Forensic Anthropology Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University combines physical anthropological knowledge and the application of forensic methods and techniques. The discipline is used by the justice system to solve cases where a missing person or an unknown murder victim is involved.


Completing this MSc degree will give you the skills to continue into academic research or forge a career as a Forensic Anthropologist. Employment opportunities may be available with the Police, Serious Organised Crime Agency and MI5. The Natural History Museum is one of many museums who employ forensic anthropologists and you could also consider graduate schemes within the public sector with, for example: the National Government Development Programme, Civil Service, NHS Management Training Scheme and NHS Clinical Scientist Training Programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Identification and Forensic DNA 
  • Taphonomy and Trauma Analysis 
  • Law and Court Room Skills 
  • Dissertation 
  • Forensic Research Methods 

Optional modules:

  • Dental Anthropology 
  • Forensic Bioscience 
  • Advanced Osteology and Skeletal Pathology 
  • Fire Investigation 
  • Archaeological Field Skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as anthropology, anatomy or forensic science
  • an academic reference
  • alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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