Taught course

Forensic Anthropology & Bioarcheology

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.
In a case where there is lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study an informal interview with the candidate may be held, which may be undertaken via Skype or other distance communication technology. This will allow the candidate an opportunity to provide evidence to the satisfaction of the interview panel of his/her ability to complete academic work of the required standard in the subject area and to complete successfully the scheme of study proposed.
Prospective students may also apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against specific modules in accordance with Wrexham Glyndŵr University regulations.

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.
  • 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
Phone
01978293439