University of Manchester

University of Manchester


Research focuses on the application of anthropological; biological; and biomedical research techniques to ancient human remains from archaeological sites. Bioarchaeology addresses a range of research questions in the fields of palaeoanthropology and human evolution, human skeletal biology, palaeodemography (the study of the structure and dynamics of past populations), and palaeopathology (the study of evidence for ancient disease). Supervision is available for studies of ancient biomolecules and mummified tissues as well research on human skeletal remains.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a 2.2 Honours degree supplemented by a Master's degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through research projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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