Forensic Anthropology MSc

School of Science and Engineering

Develop skills for the analysis and identification of human skeletal remains that can further your career in forensic anthropology or allied professions

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

Forensic anthropology is the study of human remains, for medical and legal purposes. It plays a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of interpersonal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.

There are many reasons why you should study Forensic Anthropology MSc at the University of Dundee.

  • 1st in the UK for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • Many of our expert staff are forensic practitioners. They will help you gain the skills needed to interpret skeletal remains. They will also guide you in producing and presenting expert witness reports. You will also learn how these reports are used in the legal process.

Our Master’s course will teach you how forensic anthropology contributes to the analysis and interpretation of human remains. You will also study either skeletal development or the techniques used in the search for human remains. This will prepare you for a successful career upon graduating.

You'll have access to our skeletal collections. This will aid you in your understanding and knowledge of the human skeleton. It will also contribute to your understanding of the differentiation of human and animal remains, including:

  • the unique Scheuer collection of juvenile skeletal remains
  • the adult osteology collection
  • the animal osteology collection

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