University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Human Osteology & 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.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject. It is also expected that prospective students will have passed at least 1 undergraduate module in Human Bioarchaeology or Osteology.

Course modules

Students undertake 6 core modules and 1 optional module. Core modules: human osteology 1; human osteology 2; 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

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, presentations and practical laboratory sessions, and attendance at departmental/research centre seminars enables students to share their experiences. Assessment is by means of a series of essays, reports and exams. The dissertation module allows students to apply the knowledge and research skills developed in the production of a substantive piece of research of 15,000 words on a Human Osteology or Funerary Studies topic of their choice, supervised by a member of staff with relevant research interests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 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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