UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides students with a foundation in the analysis of human remains, both in archaeological and modern forensic settings. With a solid grounding in skeletal and dental anatomy, students learn about morphological variation, development, methods for biological profiling, human disease and forensic approaches to trauma and taphonomy. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes.

Course Modules

Core modules: Dental anthropology; forensic anthropology; methodology and issues in bioarchaeology and palaeoepidemiology; morphology and palaeopathology of the human skeleton; variation and evolution of the human skull. Options: Anthropological and archaeological genetics; archaeology of early modern humans; forensic archaeology; forensic geoscience; funerary archaeology; human evolution; palaeoanthropology; zooarchaeology in practice.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,665  Academic year. First year home fees