|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Avenue campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,990 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First- or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in archaeology, anthropology, history or a cognate discipline
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Interview may be required on a case by case basis to assess suitability of course
This MA will provide you with a thorough grounding in the analytical approaches to human and faunal bone identification, and to the wider social, cultural and economic issues raised through the interpretation of archaeological bone assemblages.
You will receive training in bone identification, paleopathology and analysis (using large reference collections of both human and faunal material), and explore the intrinsic potential and problems associated with such material.
This course aims to prepare you for research within the field of osteology, and to enhance future career prospects in all areas of archaeology, such as specialist faunal and human osteologists within archaeological units.
This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation.
A masters degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.