Taught course

Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation

Staffordshire University · Justice, Security and Sustainability

Entry requirements

Honours degree of 2:1 or above, or relevant professional experience, in a related area.

Language level must be at least IELTS 6-6.5 or equivalent. However, you will be considered if you have a level of fluency to meet the needs of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation represents an important and relevant area of study. On this course, you learn about the causes and effects of genocide, the evidence that genocide and mass violence leaves behind, and the cutting-edge forensic techniques used to identify it.

The MA Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation (Distance Learning) is a diverse and versatile programme of study which offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain detailed knowledge about forensic archaeological investigations of genocide.
  • Gain detailed knowledge of the different acts of violence and genocide perpetrated in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the landscapes connected to them
  • Identify and critically evaluate the legal, ethical, religious, political and cultural issues related to the investigation of conflict and genocide in range of different locations and environments
  • Complete a detailed research project relating to a range of topics concerning genocide and mass violence.
  • Undertake interdisciplinary sessions alongside academics and specialists in Archaeology and Genocide Studies, History, International Relations, Geography, Media and Film, Computer Games Design and Visualisation

The course provides a solid foundation for doctoral study and an opportunity for a career in archaeology, conflict and genocide studies, forensic investigation, Holocaust studies, international relations, and a range of other associated fields. The course offers a unique opportunity to gain a wide range of analytical skills.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation

Part-time study

Part-time study is available over a two-year period.

Work placements

Work or study placements are not available, however, students will get the opportunity to work with staff from the Centre of Archaeology on active casework and field investigations.

Fees and funding

See government website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA/MSc
    part time
    25 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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