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Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology

12 months
43200 AUD/year
30000 AUD/year
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This Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology from The University of Western Australia will acquaint you with current developments in forensic sciences of direct relevance to the application of forensic anthropology. 


This Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology from The University of Western Australia will enable students to undertake advanced studies in forensic anthropology, develop an in-depth knowledge of the human skeleton and gain a practical understanding of the scientist’s role within the Australian legal system. There is considerable diversity of research related to forensic anthropology, ranging from traditional morphometrics through to computer-graphic facial reconstruction. 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:

  • Molecular Osteology 
  • Forensic Odontology and Introductory Osteology
  • Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science 
  • Forensic Anthropology — Theory and Method 
  • Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method  
  • Scientific Expert Testimony 
  • Forensic Anthropology —Advanced Theory and Method

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 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; and
  • successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Forensic Anthropology; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43200 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

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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