Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for medico-legal purposes. The discipline has adopted a pivotal role in UK and International investigations of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.
This Forensic Anthropology programme from University of Dundee provides you with training in dedicated laboratory areas with access to the skeletal collections in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). There are is unique mix of theoretical subject matter combined with hands on practical experience which is delivered by case active academic staff who are world leaders in the field.
The award winning staff of CAHID are among the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, cranio-facial reconstruction and the study of the human body.
How you will be assessed
- In-course essays
- Computer marked assessments
- Presentation exercises including a mock-trial scenario
- Written and practical examinations
- MSc Research Dissertation
CareersThere is a significant requirement for anatomically-trained forensic anthropologists who are competent in dealing with both soft and hard tissues in order to fulfil the requirements of DVI deployment. If you are seeking a career in forensic anthropology, human osteology or the forensic sciences, this course will greatly increase your employment opportunities.
- Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training
- Developmental Juvenile Osteology
- Forensic Osteology
- Peri and Post-Mortem Processes
- Forensic Human Identification
- Forensic Science and the Law
- Forensic Anthropology Research Project
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesAnthropology Forensic Science View 120 other Masters in Anthropology 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.
International18150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA16750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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