This forensic osteology course is concerned with the application of biological anthropological techniques to the analysis of human skeletal remains within a legal context and provides a vital suite of expertise and skills that can be applied to answer both modern and archaeological questions.
Specialist anthropological skills can contribute, not only to our understanding of the past, but also to the effective investigation of serious incidents in the modern world, particularly murder, genocide and human rights violations within the constraints of the criminal justice system. Such skills have also proved increasingly useful in recent years in the wake of mass disasters, both natural and man-made.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience
We welcome students on this course for both full-time and part-time study. For those wishing to complete the course on a part-time basis, the course is studied over two years. Students will be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, plus their dissertation (usually towards the end of their second year). The timetable of when the units take place vary each year, however, the units are timetabled during daytime hours, and will be studied with fellow full-time students.
Professional Practice in Forensice Science
Advanced Human Osteology
Human Skeletal Analysis
Crime Scene Management & Forensic Science
Graduates from this degree can go on to pursue a wide range of careers, including archaeological excavation, disaster response, investigation of mass graves and human rights violations or police crime scene investigators.
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