Taught course

Osteoarchaeology

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in archaeology, anthropology, history or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A Masters in Osteoarchaeology provides a solid foundation for undertaking a PhD, which can lead towards an academic career in the fields of Osteoarchaeology or Forensic Anthropology. Through a combination of practical and theoretical lessons, students will be able to draw a comprehensive understanding of how past civilisations operated. Completion of this masters degree programme can also lead to a career as an Osteologist (human, faunal, or both) for Archaeology Contracting Units and Consultancies, both in the UK and abroad.

You will receive training in bone identification, paleopathology and analysis (using large reference collections of both human and faunal material), and explore the intrinsic potential and problems associated with such material.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Humanities
Email
pgapply.fh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 8062