11 months
20600 GBP/full
10300 GBP/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc at Cranfield University is taught by world-leading experts and involves a hands-on practical teaching style with interesting and thought-provoking lectures from our staff and guest speakers. 

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Key facts

You will have the opportunity at getting your hands dirty with practical archaeological excavations, looking at the science and exploring simulated mass grave sites and using a plethora of practical and theory based techniques to understand and analyse the world as we find it.

Elements of some elective modules of Cranfield University 's Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology as part of the course structure for this MSc will be undertaken at Cranfield University at Shrivenham located on the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Security clearance will be required for completion of these modules. Please refer to our entry requirements section for more details, or see further about security clearance for Cranfield at Shrivenham. 


The MSc of this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Techniques
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Forensic Archaeology: Mass Grave Excavation
  • Forensic Archaeology: Recovering Buried Remains
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Archaeology: Osteology
  • Further Forensic Anthropology: Identification
  • Investigation and Evidence Collection 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in archaeology, forensic science or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20600 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    10300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.


  • MSc Full-time £10,300
  • MSc Part-time £10,300  
  • PgDip Full-time £8,250
  • PgDip Part-time £8,250 


  • MSc Full-time £20,600
  • MSc Part-time £20,600 
  • PgDip Full-time £16,700
  • PgDip Part-time £16,700

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Home feesMSc Full-time £10,300MSc Part-time £10,300 *PgDip Full-time £8,250

PgDip Part-time £8,250 *

Overseas fees

MSc Full-time £20,600

MSc Part-time £20,600 *

PgDip Full-time £16,700

PgDip Part-time £16,700 *


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
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