Bioarchaeology - Human Osteology, M.Sc. | The University of Exeter | Exeter, United Kingdom
12 months
22500 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Bioarchaeology - Human Osteology programme from The University of Exeter teaches you how to identify the bones of human skeleton and how to undertake analysis of human skeleton remains.

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  • Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remains


Many of our Archaeology students go on to study at PhD level, and the MSc in Bioarchaeology serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.

Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.

Recent careers

Some of the recent graduates of the Bioarchaeology - Human Osteology programme from The University of Exeter have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:

  • Archaeological Assistant
  • Experimental Archaeologist
  • Field Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skeletal Anatomy
  • Research Design in Archaeology
  • Advanced Human Osteology
  • Bioarchaeology Dissertation
  • Professional Skills in Archaeology
  • Advanced Project
  • Themes in Archaeological Theory and Practice
  • Discovering the Past with Molecular Science

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject.
  • Pearson 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      22500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      11000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.

    UK fees per year:

    £5,500 part-time

    International fees per year:

    £11,250 part-time

    Living costs for Exeter

    649 - 1087 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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