The location, exhumation and identification of the dead requires highly specialised expertise. On Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at FutureLearn , you’ll learn the latest scientific techniques for body location, recovery and analysis.
Through a series of real-life case studies, video lab sessions, interactive 3D models, photographs and podcasts, you’ll explore key forensic techniques.
You’ll learn how to locate gravesites, excavate human remains, and determine factors like sex and age-at-death from the skeleton. You will also understand how to identify pathology on the skeleton, and be introduced to DNA analysis.
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Programme StructureWhat topics will you cover?
- Body location and recovery in forensic contexts
- Osteoprofiling (skeletal analysis of sex, age-at-death, stature)
- Identification of pathology and trauma
- Latest developments in biomolecular techniques
- Taphonomic processes (decomposition and commingling of human remains)
- Forensic case studies (e.g. post-conflict regions, mass disasters)
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- 42 days
- 3 hrs/week
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DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology Forensic Science View 5 other Short Courses in Archaeology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is suitable for anyone intrigued by forensic archaeology and anthropology.
- The course is specifically designed for forensic, crime scene, and police practitioners who require training in anthropological and archaeological techniques.
- It will be useful for undergraduate forensics students or those interested in studying forensic archaeology and anthropology at university.
- It may also be useful to those working in legal and human rights contexts who require an understanding of forensic methods.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade and receive a digital and printed certificate for $89. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.