Through the MSc Forensic Anthropology from University of Dundee you will learn how forensic anthropology contributes to the analysis and interpretation of human remains. Forensic anthropology is the study of the human, or what remains of the human, for medico-legal purposes. It plays a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.
Many of our expert staff are forensic practitioners. They will help you gain the skills needed to interpret skeletal remains, produce and present expert witness reports, and learn how these reports are used in the legal process. You will also study either skeletal development or the techniques used in the search for human remains.
You'll have access to our skeletal collections to aid you in your understanding and knowledge of the human skeleton and the differentiation of human and animal remains. Our collections include:
- the unique Scheuer collection of juvenile skeletal remains
- the adult osteology collection
- the animal osteology collection
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, physical anthropologist, forensic scientist or allied careers using the transferable skills gained.
Our graduates have gone on to roles in the following areas:
- project management
- forensic scene examination
- law enforcement
- further postgraduate training
- Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training
- Developmental Juvenile Osteology
- Forensic Osteology
- Peri and Post-Mortem Processes
- Forensic Human Identification
- Forensic Science and the Law
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesAnthropology Forensic Science View 122 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
- An honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant biomedical science, or an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field.
International19900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
National18465 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18465 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.