University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Human Osteology and Funerary Studies

This course provides students with the opportunity to study the practical and theoretical aspects of human remains and funerary studies in archaeology, and what they may tell us about the life, health and death of past populations.

The course includes taught components on a wide range of practical and theoretical aspects of the study of human remains in archaeology, with some modules focusing on the study of funerary beliefs and rituals throughout prehistory and history.

The programme is suitable for students who wish to study and undertake osteology or funerary studies research from a particular archaeological period, or geographical area, such as: The Palaeolithic of Western Europe; Classical Greece; The Roman Period; The Early and Later Medieval Periods; The Post-Medieval Period in Europe; North America and the Caribbean; Africa.

Departmental staff have expertise in the following themes and approaches:
Medieval Hospitals; Leprosy in the Medieval Period; Skeletal Trauma; Deviant Burials; Commingled and Disarticulated Remains; Cremated Remains.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,200 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 11,200 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 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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