UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

This course provides students with a foundation in the analysis of human remains, both in archaeological and modern forensic settings. With a solid grounding in skeletal and dental anatomy, students learn about morphological variation, development, methods for biological profiling, human disease and forensic approaches to trauma and taphonomy. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Dental anthropology; forensic anthropology; methodology and issues in bioarchaeology and palaeoepidemiology; morphology and palaeopathology of the human skeleton; variation and evolution of the human skull. Options: Anthropological and archaeological genetics; archaeology of early modern humans; forensic archaeology; forensic geoscience; funerary archaeology; human evolution; palaeoanthropology; zooarchaeology in practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, class tests, reports and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,665 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7495