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This MSc provides the opportunity to develop scientific skills commonly employed in archaeological research, which are now increasingly applied within the field of forensic investigations. The programme combines the expertise of the Institute of Archaeology with the skills and experience provided by police officers and forensic scientists from other institutions. What and how will I learn? Students develop skills in the area of search and recovery of human remains at a crime scene investigation and in a wide range of associated forensic fields. They gain skills and practical training in the area of bone and tooth analysis and interpretation, to apply in forensic and osteoarchaeological fields. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core courses (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits). Core Modules Forensic Archaeological Science Forensic Anthropology Morphology and Palaeopathology of the Human Skeleton Variation and Evolution of the Human Skull Dental Anthropology Dissertationreport Students undertake an independent research project (either a practical project or forensic case studies report) which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukarchaeologymasterssummarymsc-forensic.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical classes and field visits, including a four-day mock crime scene. Assessment is through essays, reports, written examination, practical tests and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and most diverse department of archaeology in the UK. Students benefit from access to extensive skeletal, dental and pathology reference collections ageing, sexing and measuring aids a wet chemistry laboratory a thin sectioning and hard tissues laboratory, and facilities for transmitted light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray radiography. Some lectures will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons and students have access to their teaching collections and museums, including the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. Field visits are arranged throughout the year, including a four-day mock crime scene. Your future career Some graduates of the programme go on to PhD studies, while others go on to work in a range of archaeological and non-archaeological organisations (e.g. the police or NGOs) as forensic specialists. Recent graduate career destinations include: Contract Archaeology (UK and abroad), Police Force, Consultant working on disasters for an international organisation and Forensic Archaeologist and Anthropologist for an international organisation. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is designed for students with an archaeological background, or equivalent experience, who wish to develop the skills required in order to work within the field of crime investigation, with particular emphasis on search and recovery. Funding UK and EU students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding. ACE Master's Scholarship: to support a student from a newer EU country applying to study on a technical or applied Master's course. RAE Rating Institute of Archaeology 60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusarchaeology

This MSc provides the opportunity to develop scientific skills commonly employed in archaeological research, which are now increasingly applied within the field of forensic investigations. The programme combines the expertise of the Institute of Archaeology with the skills and experience provided by police officers and forensic scientists from other institutions. What and how will I learn?...

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