Research course

Bioarchaeology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by a Masters degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable. The standard entry requirement for MPhil study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by appropriate relevant experience, may be acceptable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Bioarchaeology research in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester focuses on the application of anthropological, biological and biomedical research techniques to ancient human remains from archaeological sites. Bioarchaeology addresses a range of research questions in the fields of palaeoanthropology and human evolution, human skeletal biology, palaeodemography (the study of the structure and dynamics of past populations), and palaeopathology (the study of evidence for ancient disease). Supervision is available for studies of ancient biomolecules and mummified tissues as well research on human skeletal remains.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgresearch.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608