Taught course

Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology

Institution
Wrexham Glyndwr University · Science
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions;

Hold one of the following prior to commencement of the programme:

  • An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndŵr University or another approved degree awarding body with a minimum of 2:2 honours degree* which has a significant content of Forensic Science, Crime, Archaeology, Anthropology or Biology.
  • Equivalent qualifications of another overseas country which are deemed satisfactory by the programme team.

A non-graduate* can be admitted for candidature provided that they:

  • Hold a non-graduate qualification, which the University deems to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of post-graduate admission.
  • Have relevant work experience at a level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of responsibility within the Forensic, Archaeological or Policing sector for a minimum of three years.

*Students who have scored less than 60% (or 2.1 equivalent) in their undergraduate dissertation or equivalent research project module and all non-graduates will be offered a conditional place subject to the successful completion of the pre-entry bridging course in Preparing for Academic Success.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology programme has been designed to serve graduates wanting to embark on a research degree focussing on the search, recovery or identification of human remains and factors influencing these aspects.

This programme equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue either a research-based career in a variety of academic disciplines or a fieldwork career in commercial or forensic archaeology & anthropology. The programme focuses on field and lab-based practical, analytical and research skills, and provides ideal training for students who want to work in industry, or subsequently wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a more significant and flexible amount of research at the Masters level.

Key course features

  • Receive training in handling of skeletal remains from diverse and contemporary contexts.
  • Undertake a tailored research project in industry, or through specialised facilitates.
  • Develop systematic knowledge of forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology.
  • Gain proficiency in the application of acquired knowledge to challenging scenarios.
  • Build transferable skills enabling career progression and potential for doctoral study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk