Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc

School of Science and Engineering

Forensic archaeology and anthropology are crucial when investigating cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters, and war crimes

Date of entry

September 2024

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

This course comprises the two concepts of Forensic Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology.

  • Forensic archaeology makes use of archaeological skills. It does so to assist with locating and recovering human remains and forensic evidence.
  • Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains. This analysis is done for the medico-legal and humanitarian purposes of establishing identity.

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

  • The University of Dundee is ranked 1st in the UK for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • This MSc will prepare you for a career in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology. Both of these play a key role in UK and international investigations in cases of interpersonal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters, and war crimes.

You will learn from forensic experts. They will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the skills. This knowledge is needed to search for and recover human remains in a number of different scenarios and analyse and interpret skeletal remains.

You will learn how to write forensic archaeological and skeletal reports. You will learn how these reports are used in the legal process, including presenting evidence as an expert witness in court.

You will develop the practical skills and knowledge required by those who search for missing people. You will be involved in the recovery of remains from clandestine burials.

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“This course was great at not just exploring the subject areas, but it always tried to get you to apply the knowledge practically, to solve problems and overcome difficult situations. ”

William Morris, MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology graduate

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