Taught course

Bioarchaeology

Institution
University of Exeter · Archaeology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
  • This fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of natural sciences
  • Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remains
  • Pathways in Human Osteology; Zooarchaeology or Forensic Anthropology.

Careers

Many of our Archaeology students go on to study at PhD level, and the MSc in Bioarchaeology serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.

Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.

Recent careers

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:

  • Archaeological Assistant
  • Experimental Archaeologist
  • Field Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/archaeology/bioarch-msc/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/archaeology/bioarch-msc/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Department of Archaeology
Email
archaeology@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 724350