Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Forensic Anthropology

This forensic anthropology course is concerned with the application of biological anthropological techniques to the analysis of human skeletal remains within a legal context and provides a vital suite of expertise and skills that can be applied to answer both modern and archaeological questions. Specialist anthropological skills can contribute, not only to our understanding of the past, but also to the effective investigation of serious incidents in the modern world, particularly murder, genocide and human rights violations within the constraints of the criminal justice system. Such skills have also proved increasingly useful in recent years in the wake of mass disasters, both natural and man-made.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. Relevant subjects include archaeology, forensic science, biological sciences, biological Anthropology.

Course modules

Core units: Professional practice in forensic science; advanced human osteology; human skeletal analysis; crime scene management and forensic science; research skills; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01202 961916