Taught course

Osteoarchaeology

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent. For further information, please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides a grounding in the analytical approaches to human and faunal bone identification, and to the wider social, cultural and economic issues raised through the interpretation of archaeological bone assemblages; students receive training in bone identification, palaeopathology and analysis, and explore the associated intrinsic problems and potential.

This course aims to prepare you for research within the field of osteology, and to enhance future career prospects in all areas of archaeology, such as specialist faunal and human osteologists within archaeological units.

Assessment methods: This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation (25,000 words).

Core module: Osteoarchaeology and Palaeopathology in Context
Compulsory modules: Human Skeletal Studies; Zooarchaeology; Dissertation Preparation
Typical optional modules: Palaeolithic modules; social archaeology modules; other archaeology or University modules

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Humanities
Email
pgafh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 6809