Masters | Postgraduate Course - Forensic Anthropology MSc Course Details within Liverpool John Moores University

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Forensic Anthropology MSc

Study Details

MSc Full Time (1 year)

This Masters course at Liverpool John Moores University provides the skills and knowledge to forge a career in forensic anthropology. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field and carry out novel research.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Benefit from specialised forensic science labs and facilities
  • Study a course developed and delivered by leading researchers
  • Gain hands-on experience in the field
  • Explore leading methodologies for identification of unknown individuals
  • Discover how stratigraphic excavation techniques are used to solve missing person cases
  • Look forward to employment opportunities in forensic anthropology and related fields
  • Take an optional module in skeletal anatomy – a complete introduction to working with bones 

Module details

Level 7

  • Advanced research methods
  • Project management and employability skills
  • Academic and non-academic dissemination
  • Human identification from skeletal remains
  • Human identification from genetic evidence
  • Dental anthropology
  • Biomechanics and trauma analysis
  • Taphonomy
  • Excavation techniques
  • Paleopathology
  • Laws and courtroom skills
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensic sciences, chemistry and biosciences

Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as anthropology, anatomy or forensic sciences, supported by an academic reference. International students must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience, will also be considered.

Student Destinations

Completing this MSc degree will give you the skills to continue into academic research or forge a career as a forensic anthropologist.

Opportunities may include the Police, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and MI5. The Natural History Museum is one of many museums who employ forensic anthropologists and you could also consider graduate schemes within the public sector with for example: National Government Development Programme, Civil Service, NHS Management Training Scheme and NHS Clinical Scientist Training Programme.