Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Forensic Anthropology

The Forensic Anthropology course is concerned with the application of biological anthropological techniques for 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. This course was previously called Forensic Osteology.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in any discipline that includes an element of science 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: Bodies of Evidence - Skeletal Changes Before & After Death - Crime Scene Management & Forensic Science - Human Functional Anatomy - Principles & Methods in Human Osteology - Professional Practice in Forensic Science - Research Project. Option units (choose one): Forensic Archaeology - Techniques of Archaeological Recovery & Recording. Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 Part-time September 2016 - 2 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 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 Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01202 961916