University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Bioarchaeology

Bioarchaeology combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences to study key topics such as past health and well-being, diet, ecology, subsistence strategies and environmental impacts. The course develops a broad understanding of these issues through the study of human remains. Students on this programme also have the opportunity to study animal remains, as well as floral and faunal evidence. The programme develops advanced practical skills in skeletal analysis, making use of the department's well-provisioned specialist laboratories and reference collections. The course addresses the bioarchaeology of both the New and Old Worlds. There are two named pathways: human osteoarchaeology (physical anthropology and funerary archaeology) or zooarchaeology (animal bones and other faunal remains).

Entry requirements

Normally an appropriate degree in archaeology or a related subject normally at 2.1 level or above. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website.
The compulsory modules for each of the pathways can include the following; Research Methods and Archaeological Theory; Musculo-skeletal Anatomy; Advanced Zooarchaeology; Advanced Human Osteology; Zooarchaeology (Masters level); Bioarchaeology Dissertation and Bioarchaeology Dissertation Zooarchaeology.
The following is a list of the possible optional modules; Advanced Project; Experimental Archaeology in Practice; Field Study; Landscape Archaeology: Understanding the historic environment; Material Culture; Advanced Human Osteology; ;Zooarchaeology (Masters level); Palaeobotany (Masters level); Funerary Osteoarchaeology (Masters level); Musculo-skeletal Anatomy and Researching the Historic Environment Online.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044