Taught course

Forensic Anthropology

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant biomedical science, or an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Forensic Anthropology is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for the analysis and identification of human skeletal remains. The one-year degree is uniquely designed for students who already hold a degree in a relevant biomedical science and wish to pursue further study in Forensic Anthropology.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide the framework for advanced study within forensic anthropology.
  • To encourage independent study to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of defined topics within forensic anthropology.
  • To give direct experience of practical and/or theoretical aspects of research at the highest level.
  • To foster a critical appreciation of the scientific literature and to help you to develop the confidence required for independent work, in or out of science.
  • To equip students with a variety of transferable skills that will aid you in your future choice of career.

The programme will be taught through a combination of face-to-face lectures and on-line learning resources as well as a large practical involving direct examination of the adult human skeleton.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Catriona Davies
+44 (0)1382 384220