M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Anthropology

University of Dundee

12 months
19900 GBP/year
18465 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Forensic Anthropology from University of Dundee will help you develop skills for the analysis and identification of human skeletal remains that can further your career in forensic anthropology or allied professions



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:

  • academia
  • teaching
  • research
  • museums
  • project management
  • forensic scene examination
  • law enforcement
  • further postgraduate training

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training
  • Developmental Juvenile Osteology
  • Forensic Osteology
  • Peri and Post-Mortem Processes
  • Forensic Human Identification
  • Forensic Science and the Law

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

  • 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.

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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