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M.Sc. On Campus

Bioarchaeology

Bournemouth University

12 months
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About

Bioarchaeology covers the investigation of human and animal skeletal remains to understand the lives of individuals and communities in the past, in relation to their social, cultural, economic, palaeoenvironmental and evolutionary contexts.

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Overview

Why study MSc Bioarchaeology at BU?

  • Animal bones and human remains are amongst the most common finds on archaeological excavations of all periods
  • The archaeological profession has an increasing need for staff with osteoarchaeological training, to assist in the interpretation of archaeological sites and understanding the human experience in the past, particularly their relationship with animals
  • Choose one of two specialist pathways within the overall context of bioarchaeology
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Anthropology) – provides opportunities to understand the deeper human past and is ideal if you intend to pursue doctoral-level study of human evolution 
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology) – gives you the opportunity to engage in more advanced study of non-human faunal remains. Practical experience of the methods and techniques used for recording and analysing osteological remains is embedded throughout the course.

Careers

Forensic archaeology is an expanding international field. Upon completion of the Bioarchaeology course at Bournemouth University  you will join other BU graduates who are acknowledged as some of the most experienced forensic archaeologists in the field.

This will open up a wide range of career prospects for you, and you could end up work anywhere in the world examining crime scenes, mass graves & disasters and educating other researchers in new forensic science approaches.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Principles and Methods in Human Osteology
  • Principles and Methods in Zooarchaeology
  • Archaeology of Human Remains
  • Research Project
  • Primate and Human Evolution
  • Applications of Zooarchaeological Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in a required subject.
  • Required subjects include: Archaeology, History, Biological Sciences, Biological Anthropology or Anthropology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • £7,500 (UK, ROI & CI) 
  • £14,500 (Int'l)

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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