The MSc provides graduates from both arts and sciences backgrounds with practical and theoretical instruction in the interpretation of human remains within their archaeological context. It offers advanced study of human skeletal remains, especially human osteology and palaeopathology.
MSc HOP strongly emphasises the integration of biological and archaeological evidence to address problem-oriented research themes and to apply scientific methods to unravelling the human past. It provides advanced instruction in the identification and analysis of fragmentary human remains, the techniques and methods applied to understanding human skeletal morphological variation, and the means by which to assess pathological conditions affecting the skeleton.
Last Updated:06 July 2012