M.Sc. On Campus

Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology

12 months
19900 GBP/year
18465 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the MSc Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology from University of Dundee you will learn to analyse human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity and develop your anatomy skills by carrying out full-body dissections.


Through the MSc Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology from University of Dundee you will learn how forensic anthropology contributes to the analysis and interpretation of human remains. Many of our expert staff are forensic practitioners. They will help you gain the skills needed to interpret juvenile skeletal remains, produce and present forensic skeletal reports, and learn how these reports are used in the legal process.

You will also gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of gross anatomy through full body dissection of Thiel embalmed cadavers. These cadavers are soft-fix, which means they retain real-to-life qualities, including realistic colour, tissue quality, and flexibility.


There is a requirement for anatomically-trained forensic anthropologists who are competent in dealing with both soft and hard tissues.

Completing this MSc degree will give you the skills to continue into academic research or take the next steps in forging a career as a forensic anthropologist or anatomist.

Our graduates have gone on to roles in the following areas:

  • academia
  • teaching
  • research
  • museums
  • technical
  • forensic practice
  • further postgraduate training

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Disaster Victim Identification (Online)
  • Human Gross Anatomy 
  • Developmental Juvenile Osteology
  • Forensic Anthropology as Expert Evidence
  • MSc in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • academic reference
  • professional reference
  • personal statement
  • A degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in osteology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, anatomy or a related subject. Alternatively an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field will be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18465 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18465 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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