Taught course

Bioarchaeology

Institution
Bournemouth University · Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in a required subject.

Required subjects: Archaeology, History, Biological Sciences, Biological Anthropology or Anthropology

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study MSc Bioarchaeology at BU?

  • Animal bones and human remains are amongst the most common finds on archaeological excavations of all periods
  • The archaeological profession has an increasing need for staff with osteoarchaeological training, to assist in the interpretation of archaeological sites and understanding the human experience in the past, particularly their relationship with animals
  • Choose one of two specialist pathways within the overall context of bioarchaeology
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Anthropology) – provides opportunities to understand the deeper human past and is ideal if you intend to pursue doctoral-level study of human evolution
  • MSc Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology) – gives you the opportunity to engage in more advanced study of non-human faunal remains. Practical experience of the methods and techniques used for recording and analysing osteological remains is embedded throughout the course.

We hold one of the largest human remains collections among UK universities

Please note that this course is not recruiting for January 22.

We have an incredible collection of human skeletal remains, comprising more than 700 specimens. This is one of the largest such collections to be held by any UK university. Our zooarchaeology collection contains over 500 known reference skeletons of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, including everything you need from cows and wild boar to mice and frogs. We also have licenced specimens of rare and endangered species in this collection.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry:

  • China: 学士学位 (Bachelor degree) with a minimum of 70% overall
  • India: Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a recognised HE institution with a minimum overall result of 60% or second division
  • Nigeria: Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with a minimum classification of 2:1
  • Thailand: Thai Bachelor's (Honours) degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Turkey: Bachelor’s degree (Lisans Diplomasi - four years) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.7/4.0
  • Vietnam: Bachelor's degree/Bang tot nghiep dai hoc with an average score of 75/10, or a Master’s degree/Thac si.

All applications will be subject to a minimum grade and your degree may need to be in a relevant subject area.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
£14,500

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916