University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Osteoarchaeology

This programme combines the study of human and animal bones from archaeological sites, generally known as 'human osteology' and 'zooarchaeology' or 'archaeozoology'. Teaching is centred on the explanation of methods and approaches that can be used to address many different types of archaeological questions, regardless of the period or geographic area. Students play an active part in the shaping of their own programme of study and have the opportunity to develop their own original research.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 in any subject plus English Language GCSE grade C or above. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules

Advanced Zooarchaeology; The History of the Human Animal Relationship; Zooarchaeological Assemblage Analysis; Archaeozoology; Biological Anthropology I; Biological Anthropology II; Human Osteology; Dissertation in either Human Osteoarchaeology or Zooarchaeology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignment and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If you accept a place on one of our courses, you may be eligible to apply for AHRC and University of Sheffield studentships. If you're considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,415 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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