Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 in anthropology or a related field
  • alternative qualifications with a significant period of relevant work experience
Additional Information
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
  • Pearson : 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

Gain hands-on excavation experience at the Poulton Project, carry out novel research and discover new laboratory techniques on this Bioarchaeology MSc at LJMU.
  • Gain a broad-based foundation in the field of Bioarchaeology, combining theoretical knowledge and hands-on applied learning at the cutting edge of Bioarchaeology
  • Benefit from world-leading, specialist teaching in dental anthropology, ancient DNA and virtual methods in bioarchaeology, with lectures and practical sessions delivered by specialists in their field
  • Learn from our academic team of internationally recognised experts who are active in research – both in the UK and abroad – through our Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology
  • Get involved in excavation and bioarchaeological analysis of real human remains at Medieval cemetery, the Poulton Project
  • Study in some of the best-equipped specialist laboratory settings in the country, featuring extensive human skeletal collections and well-equipped research laboratories
  • Look forward to excellent employment prospects in a wide range of disciplines
Bioarchaeology is an exciting and fast-advancing science that combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences to discover how ancient populations lived.

You will learn the method and theory of the analysis and interpretation of human skeletons and other biological remains from archaeological contexts.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090