MSc/MA Applied Research – Forensic Archaeology Pathway

The MSc/MA in Applied Research with a pathway in Forensic Archaeology is an ideal programme for those with interests in both forensic investigation and archaeological techniques. On this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • gain detailed knowledge and understanding of methods used by forensic archaeologists during the search and recovery of clandestine burials and investigation of crime and mass disaster scenes;
  • complete a detailed research project relating to a range of topics with an emphasis on search and recovery methods of forensic remains.

IMG_1979Students that choose to follow this pathway will gain and apply practical and analytical skills in the investigation of forensic archaeological cases in active fieldwork projects in the UK and abroad. This MSc programme will also allow students to participate in valuable career enhancement opportunities.

Students will take a specialist module in archaeological practice along with an innovative module called Issues, Ethics and Methods in Research.

In addition, students enrolled on this course will undertake a module in Applied Research which will allow them to get involved with fieldwork projects related to forensic archaeology in the UK or abroad.

A major component of the course is an Independent Research Project, which consists of a 12,000-word dissertation or a creative project, such as an exhibition or piece of art. This can be completed in potentially any area relating to forensic investigation using archaeological techniques.

The final element of this postgraduate programme is the dissemination of student’s independent project via subject-specific outlets in the form of a publication, presentation or exhibition. This varied course is ideal for students that value the importance of practical skills and fieldwork as a means of furthering our understanding of forensic investigation.


For further information, contact:

Kevin Colls
t: +44 (0) 1782 294037