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OverviewThis fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of natural sciencesOur bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remainsThree distinct courses with a core of shared compulsory modules and distinct course modules with optional module.MSc Bioarchaeology: Human OsteologyOur Human Osteology course teaches you how to identify the bones of human skeleton and how to undertake
This fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of natural sciences
Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remains
Three distinct courses with a core of shared compulsory modules and distinct course modules with optional module.
MSc Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology
Our Human Osteology course teaches you how to identify the bones of human skeleton and how to undertake analysis of human skeleton remains
Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathologocal conditions and the funerary context of human and animal remains
Many of our Archaeology students go on to study at PhD level, and the MSc in Bioarchaeology serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.
Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.
Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:
Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist
While studying at Exeter you can also access a range of activities, advice and practical help to give you the best chance of following your chosen career path.
The three available Bioarchaeology pathways are: MSc Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology MSc Bioarchaeology: Zooarchaeology MSc Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology
The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality.
Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main campuses located across the South West. St Luke’s Campus and Streatham Campus are both based in Exeter, while Penryn Campus is located in Cornwall. All three campuses offer a unique location with beautiful beaches and countryside on their doorstep.
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