You 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.
The Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods programme from 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.
With specialisation in forensics and paleopathology, osteology, evolutionary psychology and the evolutionary ecology and behaviour of great apes Kent is one of the largest institutions for biological anthropology. The School also houses the Skeletal Biology Research Centre (SBRC) which brings together innovative research, novel methodologies and international collaborations. Kent Osteological Research and Analysis (KORA) is an enterprise unit based within SBRC offers osteological analyses of human skeletal remains.
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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- Forensic Physical Methods
- Research Design and Advanced Analytical Methods
- Advanced Human Osteology and Anatomy
- Forensic Taphonomy
- Forensic Methods of Identification
- Growth and Disease of the Human Skeleton
- Field Excavation and Recovery Methods
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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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; no later than three months before your intended start date.
DisciplinesBiology Forensic Science Genetics View 225 other Masters in Genetics in United Kingdom
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- A second class honours degree (2.2 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. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Programme Convenor, Dr Chris Deter C.A.Deter@kent.ac.uk
- The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
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International20500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National10100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK- £5050
- EU - £7700
- International - £10250
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.