Taught course

Human Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology

Institution
Durham University · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class (2:1) degree or equivalent; GPA of 3.3 or above.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Palaeopathology is the study of past disease in human remains; it is a sub-discipline of bioarchaeology (the study of human remains from archaeological sites). The MSc equips you with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to study and interpret data collected from human remains. The emphasis is on health and well-being using a multidisciplinary approach, linking biological evidence for disease with cultural data (the bioarchaeological approach). This course takes a holistic view of disease, as seen in a clinical context today,

It is aimed at graduates mainly in archaeology and anthropology with or without past experience or knowledge in this field, and for those who aspire to continue on to PhD or work in contract archaeology. However, past students have come from a variety of subject backgrounds, and destination data illustrate a wide range of employment take these students.

Core modules:

• Research and Study Skills in Archaeological Science

• Identification and Analysis of the Normal Human Skeleton

• Palaeopathology: Theory and Method

• Themes in Palaeopathology

• Dissertation.

Information for international students

All self-financing overseas students are required to pay a £1000 tuition fee deposit if an offer from the Department of Archaeology is accepted. The tuition fee deposit is paid before the University issues a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) number, which is required in order to apply for a visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,700.00 per year
International students
£21,000.00 per year

£500 deposit is also payable by Home/EU applicants if an offer of a place from the Department of Archaeology is accepted.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Email
study@durham.ac.uk