Taught course

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Forensic archaeology uses archaeological skills to assist with the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal and humanitarian purposes of establishing identity.

Both play a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters, and war crimes.

Many of our staff are forensic experts. They will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to search for, and recover, human remains in a number of different scenarios and analyse and interpret skeletal remains.

You will learn how to write forensic archaeological and skeletal reports, and how these reports are used in the legal process, including presenting evidence as an expert witness in court.

You will develop the practical skills and knowledge required by those who search for missing people and will be involved in the recovery of remains from clandestine burials.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Diana Swales
Email
d.swales@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 381375