Postgraduate Courses

MSc Anatomy & Advanced Forensic Anthropology

This one-year degree is designed for students who already hold a first degree (BA or BSc) in Forensic Anthropology or a related subject, and is intended to provide advanced training in subject areas which are germane to current professional requirements, but which are not available collectively at any other institution in the world.

The aim of this programme is to provide training in anatomically-based forensic anthropology, and specifically to provide advanced training in musculoskeletal anatomy, juvenile osteology, comparative forensic osteology and DVI training. Full details

MSc Forensic Anthropology

The MSc Forensic Anthropology is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for the analysis and identification of human skeletal remains. This training is undertaken in dedicated laboratory areas with exclusive access to CAHID’s unique skeletal collections. The programme offers a unique mix of theoretical subject matter combined with hands on practical experience which is delivered by case active academic staff who are world leaders in the field. The one-year degree is uniquely designed for students who already hold a degree in a relevant biomedical science and wish to pursue further study in Forensic Anthropology. Full details

MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Forensic archaeology is the application of archaeological skills to the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity. Both of these disciplines play a pivotal role in UK and international investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes. Our one-year course provides you with training in dedicated laboratory areas and exclusive access to the unique skeletal collections in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. Full details

MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification

This course encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial anthropology and identification, such as two and three-dimensional facial reconstruction,  craniofacial superimposition, post-mortem depiction, composite art and age progression. The programme aims to provide professional vocational training before entering employment at the leading edge of the discipline. The programme should also appeal to existing professionals from within the police force seeking validation or further specialisation of existing skills to conform with medico-legal procedures and for registration with relevant professional bodies. Full details

MSc Human Anatomy

Developed specifically to provide postgraduate training in human anatomy, the MSc in human anatomy is intended for students graduating from life science and related disciplines who wish to extend their knowledge of anatomy and wish to pursue a career in the anatomical sciences. Full details

MSc Medical Art

This course encompasses a wide range of applications from patient communication and information to medical teaching and training. It is also used by the pharmaceutical industry to aid in explanation of their products and by television companies in the production of documentaries. This programme aims to provide professional vocational training before entering employment at the leading edge of the discipline. The programme should also appeal to existing professionals from within the NHS seeking validation or further specialisation of existing skills to conform with medico-legal procedures and for registration with relevant professional bodies. Full details

PGCert Anatomy for Artists

This four month course allows students to study anatomy side by side with life drawing, sculpture and illustration.  It is aimed both at artists who wish to study anatomy first hand from cadaver study as well as anatomists and other scientists who would like to enhance their knowledge through developing their artistic skills. Full details

MRes and PhD

We offer one and three year research based degrees in all our subject areas. PhD students in our Greenhouse scheme provide up to 15 hours anatomy demonstrating as part of their funding agreement. Full details