Masters | Postgraduate Course - Bioarchaeology MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of York

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September 2016
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Bioarchaeology MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time, MSc 2-3 years Part-time, PG Dip 1 year Full-time, PG Dip 2-3 years Part-time, PG Cert 1 year Full-time

This course provides training in the advanced osteoarchaeological analysis of skeletal remains. Uniquely, however, it is the only course in the UK to combine this discipline with the molecular analysis of human remains. Nowhere else can you immerse yourself in the study of stable isotopes, lipid residue analysis, palaeoproteomics and ancient DNA; and play an active role in the development of new techniques in this constantly evolving branch of archaeology. In 2014, seven of the top 100 discoveries in science were in archaeology, and BioArCh staff were involved in three of these.

This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level.

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (upper second or first) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, anthropology, biology or related fields. Or, in the case of mature students who might not have conventional qualifications, appropriate relevant experience.

This course is designed for students with a passionate interest in the future of archaeology, who want to work at the frontiers of archaeological science. The degree is primarily aimed at those whose previous experience is in archaeology, anthropology, biology or related fields, but we do accept students from diverse backgrounds. The common factor among our student intake is a keen interest in science and in human remains at a biomolecular or bone level.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/