Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology

6 months
21550 AUD/year
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This Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology course from The University of Western Australia will acquaint you with current developments in forensic sciences of direct relevance to the application to forensic anthropology. 


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology course from The University of Western Australia has been designed specifically to acquaint students with current developments in basic forensic sciences and particularly those medical and social sciences which are of direct relevance forensic anthropology. Forensic anthropology has practical applications in forensic investigations as well as humanitarian efforts for the investigation of both living and deceased individuals. 

Career Pathways

Many students who choose this programme are likely to do so to achieve the necessary osteological/forensic knowledge for relevant PhD study. Others are seeking employment in mainstream forensics. To that end, graduates of this course may find employment opportunities as a forensic scientist generally (or anthropologist specifically) in both the public and private sector, including areas such as the forensic science industry, science-based industries, teaching, government agencies, state and federal police, ASIO, correctional services and community services. Other possible career options include working as a freelance forensic anthropologist, or employment with a private forensic company, a national institution, or the United Nations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science 
  • Forensic Anthropology—Theory and Method
  • Bio-Archaeology Fieldschool 
  • Molecular Osteology  
  • Forensic Odontology and Osteology 
  • Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method 
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21550 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • Domestic full course - 15,000 AUD

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /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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