Glyndwr University

MRes Forensic Anthropology & Bioarcheology

The proposed MRes programmes are designed to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and expand, their existing knowledge and skills in their specialist scientific area. The programme will impart knowledge at the forefront of the academic discipline and develop a critical awareness and comprehensive understanding of the advanced techniques and technologies that are available to conduct research and development in the areas of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry or Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology In providing high-quality relevant training to students, it will enable them to better progress within their professional career or equally to proceed on to doctoral study.

To achieve this outcome, the aims of the programmes are:

All programmes:

To enable students to focus on particular aspects of a broad subject area in which they have prior knowledge or experience through previous study or employment and understand how the boundaries of new knowledge are expanded through research.

  • To encourage critical thinking skills and knowledge of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics together with the ability to reflect on personal progress as a learner and undertake independent study.
  • To provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop an independent, substantial piece of scholarly research into an area tis hat related to their programme of study. 
  • To provide students with advanced scientific research training appropriate for both Level 7 and doctoral research.
  • To develop students' self-management, planning and communication skills.
  • To prepare fully those students with suitable interests for further postgraduate research at the Master/Doctor of Philosophy level and beyond.

Why choose this course?

The MRes Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology programme has been designed to serve graduates wanting to embark on a Master of Research degree focusing on the search, recovery or identification of human remains and factors influencing these aspects.

  • Graduates will be equipped with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue either a research-based career in a variety of academic disciplines or a fieldwork career in commercial or forensic archaeology & anthropology.
  • The course will focus on the field and lab-based practical, analytical and research skills, and provides ideal training for students who want to work in the industry are looking to move onto a PhD programme, who simply wish to undertake a more significant and flexible amount of research at masters level.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme could go on to work in:

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Human Osteology
  • Forensic & Crime Scene Science
  • Commercial Archaeology
  • Humanitarian Work
  • Museums & Heritage
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Education
  • PhD Study

Course Details


Advanced Research Skills
Human Osteology
Negotiated Learning
Professional Practice & Placement
Dissertation: Pilot Study
Dissertation: Research Project

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