The Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods programme offered by University of Kent is suited for students from a wide range of BA and BSc backgrounds. This MSc will provide a firm foundation for continued work, or PhD research, in anthropology, archaeology and related forensic fields.
Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported by laboratory based training.
You will learn from a team of internationally respected academics with extensive professional experience. You have the opportunity to access one of the largest human skeletal collections in the UK, with extensive skeletal pathology and accompanying radiographs. The collection is curated by the Skeletal Biology Research Centre, in the School's Human Osteology Research Laboratory.
Higher degrees in forensic anthropology create opportunities in many employment sectors including academia, archaeology, police sector, the civil service and non-governmental organizations through work in areas such as human rights. A forensic anthropology degree also develops interpersonal and intercultural skills, which make our graduates highly desirable in any profession that involves working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
As a School recognised for its excellence in research we are one of the partners in the South East Doctoral Training Centre, which is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This relationship ensures that successful completion of our courses is sufficient preparation for research in the various fields of social anthropology. Many of our students go on to do PhD research. Others use their Master’s qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas.
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- Advanced Human Osteology and Anatomy
- Forensic Taphonomy
- Growth and Disease of Human Skeleton
- Field Excavation and Recovery Methods
- Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
- Forensic Physical Methods
- Research Design and Advanced Analytical Methods
- Dissertation Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesArchaeology Forensic Science Health Sciences View 136 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
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- A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in biological anthropology or other associated fields (eg., Forensic Science; Archaeology; Anatomy). In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
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International20500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National10100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home - £5050
- International - £10250
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.