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Forensic Anthropology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This Forensic Anthropology Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University provides the skills and knowledge to forge a career in forensic anthropology. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field and carry out novel research.

About

Forensic Anthropology Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University provides the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the search for missing people, the recovery of evidence and human remains from clandestine graves and the identification of unknown corpses by osteological analysis. 

Your studies will develop a broad understanding of these issues, including excavation, laboratory analysis and the courtroom skills necessary to present findings in a trial. You will learn analytical techniques, taphonomic analysis, field methods and genetic applications, as well as having the unique opportunity to excavate and analyse human remains during archaeological excavations at the Poulton Project archaeological site near Chester.

Career

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as anthropology, anatomy or forensic science
and
  • an academic reference
or
  • alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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