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Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #78 (QS) Durham, United Kingdom
The Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology course offered by Durham University equips you with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to study and interpret data collected from human remains.

Overview

The emphasis is on health and well-being using a multidisciplinary approach, linking biological evidence for disease with cultural data (the bioarchaeological approach). The Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology course offered by Durham Universityis unique in the world and it takes a holistic view of disease, as seen in a clinical context today, and will prepare you for undertaking significant research projects in this subject, or working in contract/commercial archaeology, and many other fields. It is aimed at graduates mainly in archaeology and anthropology with or without past experience or knowledge in this field, and for those who aspire to continue on to PhD or work in contract archaeology. However, past students have come from a variety of subject backgrounds, and destination data illustrate a wide range of employment take these students.

Career Opportunities

Many of our postgraduates move into an academic career, either teaching or by taking up post-doctoral research positions in universities. Others join museums or national and regional heritage organisations. Some work in professional archaeology, in national or local planning departments, while others elect to use their analytical and presentation skills to gain positions in industry, commerce and government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Study Skills in Archaeological Science
  • Identification and Analysis of the Normal Human Skeleton
  • Palaeopathology: Theory and Method
  • Themes in Palaeopathology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class (2:1) degree or equivalent; GPA of 3.3 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part Time Fees

  • EU Student: £4,700.00 per year
  • International non-EU Student: £10,700.00 per year

Living costs for Durham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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