Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Osteoarchaeology

Osteoarchaeology is concerned with the study of both human and animal remains from archaeological sites. This course provides practical skills in the identification and analysis of both human and animal bones, while providing a theoretical archaeological underpinning focused on the interpretation of human and animal remains in the context of the diet, health, natural environment, economy, social and ritual activities of past human societies. The opportunity to study both animals and human remains as part of the same course is of great benefit as the 2 sets of analytical skills complement and strengthen each other. There are option units within this osteoarchaeology course that will enable students to tailor their learning. It also provides the opportunity if students have a particular preference or aptitude for either animal or human remains the chance to specialise their studies in either area.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or eqivalent in a relevant disicpline 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: Humans, Animals & Diet - Principles & Methods in Human Osteology - Principles & Methods in Zooarchaeology - Advanced Zooarchaeology - Research Project. Option units (you'll choose one of the following units): Human Functional Anatomy - Techniques of Archaeological Recovery & Recording. (Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year). And one of the following: Archaeology of Human Remains - Bodies of Evidence - Skeletal Changes Before & After Death.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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Key information

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