Taught course

Human Osteology and Palaeopathology

Institution
University of Bradford · Faculty of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2nd-class Honours or equivalent. Recent intake groups have included graduates in Archaeology, Archaeological science, Anthropology, Physics, Geophysics, Ancient history, Classics, Geology, Medicine, Geochemistry, Chemistry and Biology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course emphasises the study of archaeological human remains within their funerary context.

It builds upon the School's extensive research in human osteology and palaeopathology and related research expertise in field archaeology, archaeozoology, molecular archaeology and archaeological biogeochemistry.

The course strongly emphasises the integration of biological and archaeological evidence to address problem-orientated research themes and the application of scientific methods to unravelling the human past.

It provides advanced instruction in the identification and analysis of human remains, the techniques and methods applied to understanding human skeletal morphological variation, and the means by which to assess pathological conditions affecting the skeleton.

The course can be used either as vocational training or, for the MSc, as a foundation from which to commence further research. The course is normally offered on a full-time basis but a part-time route is feasible as well. Individual modules are available to candidates wishing to enhance their specialist knowledge in a particular area.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
enquiries@bradford.ac.uk