University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Forensic Anthropology

During this highly specialised postgraduate programme, you will receive training in professional forensic anthropology techniques by experts with practitioner experience in this fascinating field. Forensic anthropology is primarily concerned with the analysis of human remains in a legal context. You will examine the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence, with a focus on human rights and the role of forensic anthropology in international criminal investigations. Research-informed teaching includes an overseas field course to experience the work of a forensic anthropologist at first hand. Your research project will focus on a specific aspect of forensic anthropology chosen by you. You are encouraged to participate in the vibrant research community within the School of Life Sciences, with opportunities to present your work at conferences and to work collaboratively on projects with colleagues.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a science subject or related discipline.

Course modules

Topics of study include: advanced forensic anthropology; advanced forensic biology (option); disaster victim identification; forensic anthropology and human rights; forensic anthropology research project; forensic entomology (option); overseas field course (option); project preparation; the forensic anthropologist and the law.

Assessment methods

The grading system for modules and awards follows the standard regulations for postgraduate taught degrees. The pass mark for each module is 50% or above and the distinction mark is 70% or above. The module mark is awarded based on different assessment methods including coursework, spot tests, oral presentations, and practical activities, including a mass grave simulation. The exact mode of assessment will be specified by the module coordinator in the module handbook given to the students at the start of each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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