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Forensic Anthropology

University of Dundee

M.Sc.
12 months
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18150 GBP/year
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About

The Forensic Anthropology programme from University of Dundee was designed for students who already hold a degree in biomedical science and want to develop skills for the analysis and identification of human skeletal remains.

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Overview

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
  • Reports
  • Presentation exercises including a mock-trial scenario
  • Written and practical examinations
  • MSc Research Dissertation

Careers

There 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    18150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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