University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Human Osteology and Palaeopathology

This course emphasises the study of archaeological human remains within their funerary context. It builds upon our extensive research in human osteology and palaeopathology and related research expertise in field archaeology, archaeozoology, molecular archaeology and archaeological biogeochemistry. The course strongly emphasises the integration of biological and archaeological evidence to address problem-orientated research themes and the application of scientific methods to unravelling the human past.

Entry requirements

2.2 or above in archaeology, anthropology or another suitable subject (e.g. Forensic Science, Medical Science); students will normally have a minimum of 1 GCSE in mathematics; for North American students a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is required, or an equivalent; admissions are made on the basis of demonstrated ability, qualifications, experience, references, and, occassionally, interviews. IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

All years: Archaeology of human remains; introduction to archaeozoology; maths and quantitative methods; musculoskeletal anatomy; palaeopathology; research skills; chemistry of human remains; funerary archaeology; topics in archaeometry; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,420 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Admissions Administrator (Master's courses)
Telephone number: 
01274 234706