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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: ZooarchaeologyOur Zooarchaeology course combines traditional archaeology with branches of natural sciences to examine
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: Zooarchaeology
Our Zooarchaeology course combines traditional archaeology with branches of natural sciences to examine animal remains and their importance in understanding a broad range of economic and cultural issues
You will study faunal evidence to develop an understanding of past human interactions with animals and will learn how to interpret past patterns of hunting and husbandry within their environmental and social context
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 research university that is 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 25,000 students, 5,500 of these are postgraduates, studying across Exeter’s three main campuses located across the South West. The University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus and Streatham Campus are both based in Exeter, whilst its Penryn Campus is located in Cornwall. All three campuses offer a unique location with beautiful beaches and countryside on their doorstep.
Where you'll study