University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology

Working in labs, you'll get advanced training in the analysis of human remains. Through dissection, you'll gain a detailed understanding of skeletal and soft tissue anatomy. Lectures in funerary archaeology put the subject in context. As a member of a vibrant research community, you will also develop core skills in research project development and statistical data analysis. You'll put these skills to work over the summer on an original, independent research project. Graduates from this course have pursued careers in academia, commercial archaeology, heritage management and museums. Many go on to PhDs. You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. You'll have access to specialist labs and world-class reference collections. Many of our masters courses include a fieldwork or project-based component. We integrate humanities and science-based approaches to nurture a deeper understanding. You'll have the opportunity to explore different viewpoints and make up your own mind about their strengths and weaknesses. We'll help you to develop your critical thinking as well as your practical skills. What we ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you challenge, question, and explore. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MSc: Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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