University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Forensic Anthropology

This programme is aimed at students who wish to specialise in the field of forensics, offering tuition in both the practical and the theoretical aspects of human bone analysis within a forensic setting. Students who successfully complete the programme will be able to: identify and interpret human bone remains; develop hypothesis testing skills; carry out relevant scientific analyses, often in cooperation with experts in other disciplines; engage in theoretical and methodological discussions relevant to forensic anthropology; design research strategies based on transferable skills providing a basis for advanced studies (PhD and beyond).

Entry requirements

A UK 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent is normally required either in archaeology, anthropology, forensic science or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Analytical methods in human osteology; forensic taphonomy; legal and evidential framework in forensic anthropology; human musculoskeletal analysis anatomy; practical osteology; scientific evidence in forensic anthropology; skeletal pathology.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3782