University of Southampton

Graduate Studies

MA Osteoarchaeology


Southampton Management School

University of Southampton

Southampton, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Osteoarchaeology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides a thorough grounding in the analytical approaches to bone identification (both human and faunal), and to the wider social, cultural and economic issues raised through the interpretation of archaeological bone assemblages. You will receive training in bone identification, paleopathology and analysis (using large reference collections of both human and faunal material), and explore the intrinsic potential and problems associated with such material. This course aims to prepare you for research within the field of osteology, and to enhance future career prospects in all areas of archaeology, such as specialist faunal and human osteologists within archaeological units. Core units: Research skills; Aims and methods in zooarchaeology; Introduction to human skeletal studies; Human skeletal biology: Reconstructing lifeways; Bones in context: Human–animal interactions


University of Southampton

International Student Requirements:

All students are required to satisfy the University's English Language requirements. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your proficiency through one of the approved tests listed on our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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