Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


Gain hands-on excavation experience at the Poulton Project, carry out novel research and discover new laboratory techniques on this Bioarchaeology MSc at LJMU. - Gain a broad-based foundation in the field of Bioarchaeology, combining theoretical knowledge and hands-on applied learning at the cutting edge of Bioarchaeology - Benefit from world-leading, specialist teaching in dental anthropology, ancient DNA and virtual methods in bioarchaeology, with lectures and practical sessions delivered by specialists in their field - Learn from our academic team of internationally recognised experts who are active in research - both in the UK and abroad - through our Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology - Get involved in excavation and bioarchaeological analysis of real human remains at Medieval cemetery, the Poulton Project - Study in some of the best-equipped specialist laboratory settings in the country, featuring extensive human skeletal collections and well-equipped research laboratories - Look forward to excellent employment prospects in a wide range of disciplines

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:1 in anthropology or a related field or alternative qualifications with a significant period of relevant work experience Additional Information IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. Pearson : 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a dissertation as detailed below. Core modules Dental Anthropology (20 credits) Advanced Osteology and Skeletal Pathology (20 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Dental Anthropology (20 credits) Archaeological Science and Ancient DNA (20 credits) Archaeological Field Skills (20 credits) Virtual Methods and Topics in Bioarchaeology (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on this course include a combination of reports, essays, tests and oral and poster presentations. The dissertation will be up to 15,000 words and is an original piece of research on a topic of your choice in discussion with your dissertation supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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