Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in anthropology or a related field. Alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience, will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Study for this Masters in Bioarchaeology at Liverpool John Moores University and gain hands-on experience at the archaeology excavation at the Poulton Project, carry out novel research and discover new laboratory techniques.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Masters course developed and delivered by leading researchers in the field
  • Excavation and bioarchaeological analysis of real human remains
  • Gain hands-on experience in field and laboratory techniques using specialised bioarchaeological labs and facilities
  • Substantial bone selection for research and for experience as teaching tools

Bioarchaeology is an exciting and fast-advancing science that combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences. Study focuses on the key topics pertaining to human remains from archaeological sites.

Bioarchaeology includes areas of scientific investigation including palaeodemography, past behaviour, biological affinity, subsistence strategy, and health and well-being in the past.

The MSc in Bioarchaeology will help you to develop a broad understanding of these issues, through the excavation and analysis of human and animal remains. Analytical techniques will cover dental and osteological analyses, archaeological field methods, and ancient genetics.

The programme aims to develop your advanced practical skills in skeletal analysis, making use of the department’s well-equipped specialist laboratories and reference collections.

A particular strength of our provision and Faculty expertise is that we are able to address the bioarchaeology of many world areas and time periods. When you complete the course, you will have all the skills necessary to continue into an academic career or gain employment in research, museums, education or commercial organisations.

During the year you will be given a personal tutor that will support you throughout your time at LJMU and be following both your academic and professional development.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at ScienceAdmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090