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Durham University: Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Institution Durham University View institution profile
Department Archaeology
Telephone 0191 334 1000
Study type Taught


This exciting new MSc will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further research in forensic archaeology and anthropology, and/or find employment, either within a forensics-related profession or the graduate market more generally. This is an intensive, hands-on, practical course, which includes extensive analysis of human skeletal remains, mock court experience, excavation of ‘mass graves’, and knowledge of the legal and ethical issues associated with forensic contexts. This MSc is aimed at graduates from a variety of backgrounds, who seek knowledge, experience and skills in forensic archaeology and anthropology.

The course is unique in the UK in terms of its strong international humanitarian focus, and the research excellence that is at its core. The course has been designed to fulfil the accreditation criteria of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science Component Standards and to align with the UN Sustainability Goals, in particular peace and justice.


Durham University 


Durham University offers a wide range of courses and a research-informed education, delivered by world-leading experts in outstanding facilities. We offer supportive college communities, a warm welcome to all, excellent student welfare and a fantastic student experience.

Located in the beautiful and historic city of Durham, we are one of the oldest universities in the UK, yet have a modern and forward thinking mindset.

With over 26 academic departments and schools offering postgraduate taught and research degrees, our teaching is research-informed and led by academics, many of whom are world-leading experts in their field.

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