University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Forensic Anthropology

The programme is designed to enable graduate students to develop skills in a variety of areas, which concern the processing, analysis and identification of human remains; the course provides intensive training in: developmental anatomy and osteology; forensic anthropology methods and theory; forensic taphonomy in theory and practice; crime scene investigation and the law; research methods and expert witness and presentation skills; students graduating from this course will be well placed to undertake further research at the doctoral level; take up jobs in forensic anthropology laboratories; or to participate in human remains excavations; the course comprises 2 semesters of coursework and 1 semester of an original research project; it is taught as a combination of lectures; practicals and self directed study.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a related field (e.g. biomedical sciences; biology; forensic science; archaeology).

Course modules

Modules include: Developmental anatomy; forensic anthropology; research methods; forensic taphonomy; CSI and the anthropologist; expert witness; dissertation research project (triple module).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and examination and includes an MSc dissertation project; students are encouraged to present their research findings at international meetings.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

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