Taught course

Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in osteology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, anatomy or a related subject. Alternatively an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this course is to provide training in anatomically-based forensic anthropology, and specifically to provide advanced training in musculoskeletal anatomy, juvenile osteology, comparative forensic osteology and DVI training.

There are taught modules in

  • Human gross anatomy;
  • Developmental juvenile osteology;
  • Comparative forensic osteology;
  • Disaster victim identification training;
  • plus a research project supervised by a research-active practitioner.

Benefits of studying with us

  • Dundee provides courses at all levels, in the subject areas of anatomy, forensic anthropology and human identification, forensic and medical art
  • A complex subject such as human identification requires the multidisciplinary approach that is available at Dundee through free collaboration with many other fields of research and training including human anatomy, orthopaedics, odontology, radiography, zoology, botany, law, and image analysis
  • Specialist teaching is undertaken by case-active forensic practitioners. The cases in which our staff have involvement are reflected in much of the research undertaken by the University of Dundee enabling it to maintain a high profile within the forensic community. In turn, this research feeds into our teaching.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Lucina Hackman
+44 (0)1382 386311