MSc Biological Anthropology
This one-year full-time (2 years PT) MSc course is unique in the UK for combining several main research streams within Biological Anthropology within a taught MSc course.
The programme includes solid training in primate behaviour and ecology, evolutionary anthropology, human osteology, as well as the unique but essential skill of animal bone identification.
You can then choose between:
1) a module on Past Environmental Change (how did changing environments influence human evolution);
2) a module providing in-depth analysis of Human Skeletal material (to reach a level of osteological knowledge on identification & pathology suitable for a Forensic Anthropologist);
or 3) a module expanding your knowledge of the archaeology of the relationship between humans and animals.
Our human and animal bone collections and teaching laboratories are second to none and we are always expanding our skeletal collections.
In addition to these lab-based materials we have a wealth of local archaeological field sites and project opportunities.
We have access to various field sites and research projects, for you to participate in, within and outside of the UK and abroad and the university provides various funding schemes to support student foreign travel for research.
Our staff includes specialists in a wide range of research areas that are important for biological anthropology: evolutionary anthropology, osteology, forensic anthropology, primatology, osteo-archaeology, archaeology, isotope analysis, lithics, cognition, behavioural ecology, molecular techniques, ecological and geographical modelling, and biology.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. biology, anthropology, archaeology) completed to a good standard (equivalent to 2:2 in UK system). Contact us if you are unsure.
Tuition / Fees:
ĽUK/EU students: £5,500
Support (scholarships, travel):
Several scholarships and discounts are available
Several scholarships of £1000 fee-reduction and some Santander scholarships (check eligibility) of £5000 are available.
One-off payment discount of 5%.
International students can apply for a 25% discount scholarship (Applied Sciences' Dean's Scholarship).
Bournemouth University Alumni get 20% discount.
Start + End Dates:
Mid September 2013 - End September 2014
End August 2013 - but scholarships have earlier deadlines
There are many other exciting MSc courses at our university such as Osteoarchaeology, Archaeological Practice, Forensic Archaeology, and Forensic Osteology (/Anthropology). As well as a research intensive course MSc APplied Sciences by Research.
There are also PhD and MPhil opportunities with individual members of staff, just contact us.
Amanda Korstjens, School of Applied Sciences
Talbot Campus, Christchurch House
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB
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