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BSc (Hons)Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

This exciting new degree explores how archaeological techniques and the analysis of human remains are used in a forensic (medico-legal) context.

You will gain a full grounding in archaeological excavation, surveying and recording, crime scene investigation, human anatomy and anthropological analysis of human remains, including age, sex and ancestry assessment.

Specialist modules will allow you to explore how scientific techniques are used to build up a biological profile of unidentified remains; processes of decomposition (and preservation) of human tissues and associated materials; trauma analysis; and forensic identification of living people.

Understanding of scientific principles and how data should be presented in a legal context underpin the degree.

Programme structure

All courses have an emphasis on practical experience, and are designed to develop transferable skills such as communication and IT, as well as providing a thorough grounding in the essentials of modern archaeology.

Teaching is led by research, the broad range of staff expertise informing characteristic approach by combining formal lectures with extensive hands-on experience in laboratories and field exercises.

The opportunities to take part in field projects whether in the UK or abroad will help you develop your skills in a practical and demanding way.

Students on this course will have access to a range of dedicated teaching and research facilities including: the skeletal collection in the Biological Anthropology Research Centre (BARC), numbering over 4,000 individuals; a taphonomy lab allowing study of decomposition processes and including facilities for entomology; the Oxenhope field station which allows to expand taphonomy teaching and research beyond a laboratory setting; the forensic examination suite where you will learn the fundamental laboratory processes in forensic science; and Crime Scene House, with three floors and basements allowing a variety of simulated crime scenes to be processed.

Assessment is based on a blend of essays, reviews, oral and poster presentations, laboratory and field reports, and examinations. Each module is assessed during the semester in which it is taught, and has more than one type of assessment.

Career opportunities

Almost half recent graduates have entered archaeologically related careers – one of the highest rates in the UK ; while many more graduates pursue Master’s courses or PhD research.

Graduates are also employed in industry, where their general scientific expertise is welcomed.

You can take up careers in computing, management, or teaching, and many areas where employers are looking for transferable skills and an analytical mind.

Employment six months after the course was 77% of the 2011 Archaeological Sciences graduates (most recent data).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States