University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Human Bioarchaeology

This course offers an intensive research-training programme with a high level of supervisorial contact.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Honours degree in Archaeology or a related discipline. It is also expected that the applicant will have already taken an undergraduate level module in Human Bioarchaeology or Human Osteology or equivalent, or have participated in a bioarchaeological or osteological field school.

Course modules

Students undertake 6 core modules and 1 optional module. Core modules: human osteology I, human osteology II, concepts of funerary archaeology, funerary practice, research methods, dissertation. A choice of 1 special and/or applied studies modules, for example: church archaeology, later prehistoric Wessex, archaeology of Africa, Caribbean archaeology, excavation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of a series of essays, reports, exams and a blog/diary. 1 module takes the student through the process of producing an academic standard research paper. Students apply the research skills developed in the production of a substantive piece of research of 20,000-25,000 words on a Human Bioarchaeological topic of their choice, supervised by a member of staff with relevant research interests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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