Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Bioarchaeology

This course is one of the first of its kind in the UK to give a unique perspective of investigating and interpreting past societies through the appreciation of their skeletal remains in the context of prevailing socio-cultural, political and economic circumstances. Our academic team of internationally known experts will offer a programme of study that puts theoretical knowledge into hands-on experiential learning in one of the best-equipped specialist laboratory settings in the country. Intensive training in human functional anatomy and skeletal examination will prepare you for the in-depth study of major aspects of the human life course, from demography to diet, disease, activity, mobility, genetics and mortuary behaviour. You also will be learning about the taphonomy and degradation of human remains as elements of critical appraisal of the source material. The course provides a dedicated progression of learning from mastery of advanced anatomical and diagnostic skills to the specialist understanding of contextualised human skeletal analysis, complemented by options of archaeozoology, field archaeology and post-excavation experience.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent in a relevant discipline and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Archaeology of Human Remains - Human Functional Anatomy - Human Evolution - Humans, Animals & Diet - Principles & Methods in Human Osteology - Research Project. Option units (choose one): Management of Archaeological Material - Marine Environment, Heritage & Spatial Planning - Principles and Methods in Zooarchaelogy - Techniques of Archaeological Recovery & Recording.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 2 years

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