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.
Forensic archaeology is an expanding international field. Upon completion of the Bioarchaeology programme from 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.
There is an increased demand for archaeologists and the profession has been placed on the government list of skilled occupation shortages.
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- 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
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There is no application deadline for this course. If you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.
DisciplinesArchaeology History Biology View 488 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
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A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in a required subject.
Required subjects include: Archaeology, History, Biological Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Forensic Investigation, Forensic Biology, Forensic Science or Anthropology
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International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7750 GBP per year during 12 months.
Fees shown are for 2023/24 entry. For fees and funding information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.