This lecture, seminar and laboratory based course equips students with the theoretical and practical skills knowledge of how to study and interpret data collected from human remains. The emphasis is on health and well-being using a multidisciplinary approach, linking biological evidence for disease with cultural data (the bioarchaeological approach).
A minimum of an upper second class (2:1) degree or equivalent; GPA of 3.3 or above.
2 taught modules in the epiphany term (research and study skills in archaeological science and identification and analysis of the normal human skeleton), and 2 taught modules in Michaelmas term (Palaeopathology: theory and method; themes in Palaeopathology), with the double module dissertation over Easter term and the summer (submitted early September).; core modules; research and study skills in archaeological science; identification and analysis of the normal human skeleton; Palaeopathology: theory and method; themes in Palaeopathology; dissertation (double module).
A mix of assessment methods are used such as essays, practical tests, poster, article critique, grant application and statistics exercise.
Candidates may apply for a range of departmental grants and awards including an AHRC studentship providing full UK/EU fees and a maintenance grant to support full time MA and MSc study as well as departmental and faculty awards and bursaries.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
Department of Archaeology
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