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What will I learn?

Overview

  • This fast-advancing field combines archaeology with branches of natural sciences
  • Our bioarchaeology lab is dedicated to the study of anatomical variation, palaeopathological conditions, and the funerary context of human and animal remains
  • Three distinct courses with a core of shared compulsory modules and distinct course modules with optional module.

MSc Bioarchaeology: Zooarchaeology

  • Our Zooarchaeology course combines traditional archaeology with branches of natural sciences to examine animal remains and their importance in understanding a broad range of economic and cultural issues
  • You will study faunal evidence to develop an understanding of past human interactions with animals and will learn how to interpret past patterns of hunting and husbandry within their environmental and social context

Careers

Many of our Archaeology students go on to study at PhD level, and the MSc in Bioarchaeology serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.

Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.

Recent careers

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:

Archaeological Assistant
Experimental Archaeologist
Field Archaeologist
Museum Curator
Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist

Employment support

While studying at Exeter you can also access a range of activities, advice and practical help to give you the best chance of following your chosen career path.

The three available Bioarchaeology pathways are: MSc Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology MSc Bioarchaeology: Zooarchaeology MSc Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology

Which department am I in?

Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,400.00 (US$ 26,702) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Streatham Campus

Northcote House,

Queen's Drive,

Exeter,

Devon,

EX4 4QJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject. IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section. TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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