Our course provides students with training in dedicated laboratory areas. Students have exclusive access to the unique skeletal collections in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). Applicants develop the skills and knowledge required by those who undertake searches for missing people and will be involved in the recovery of remains from clandestine burials. Students also gain the skills required to present evidence as an expert witness in court.
Modules: forensic human osteology; trauma and taphonomy; forensic archaeology 1; disaster victim identification; forensic human identification; forensic archaeology 2; forensic science and the law; research project.
Assessments will take the form of in-course essays, paper appraisal and practical exercises in addition to final degree examinations and MSc research dissertation.
An honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a relevant degree, or an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field. Please check our website for English language requirements.