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.
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.
- Human Identification and Forensic DNA
- Taphonomy and Trauma Analysis
- Law and Court Room Skills
- Forensic Research Methods
- Dental Anthropology
- Forensic Bioscience
- Advanced Osteology and Skeletal Pathology
- Fire Investigation
- Archaeological Field Skills
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesAnthropology Forensic Science View 121 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- 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
International15600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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