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Master of Forensic Anthropology

The University of Western Australia

24 months
43200 AUD/year
30000 AUD/year
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This Master of Forensic Anthropology course from The University of Western Australia enables you to undertake advanced studies in forensic anthropology, while developing an in-depth knowledge of the human skeleton. 


You'll gain a practical understanding of the scientist’s role within the Australian legal system, and have the opportunity to explore various anthropological techniques using traditional and digital modalities. 

There is considerable diversity of research related to forensic anthropology, ranging from morphometrics through to computer-graphic facial reconstruction, and interdisciplinary research is encouraged. 

You are provided with a grounding in ethics and research methods in forensic science, relevant theory and method applicable to forensic anthropology and the related disciplines of odontology and archaeology, as well as the analytical and practical skills needed to provide expert testimony in court. 

After successful completion of eight coursework units you'll be able to specialise in a particular area of interest, gaining practical experience in an independent scientific study through the completion of a dissertation and data-based research projects of direct relevance to forensic anthropology. 

Career Pathways

Many students who choose this program are likely to do so to achieve the necessary osteological/forensic knowledge to apply for PhD study upon course completion. Others are seeking employment in mainstream forensics. To that end, graduates of this Master of Forensic Anthropology course from The University of Western Australia 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 
  • Forensic Anthropology Professional Project Part 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


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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 or Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60000 AUD for the full programme during 24 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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