MSc in Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

University of Kent, School of Anthropology and Conservation is accepting applicants for an MSc in Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods to start in September 2020. You will learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported by laboratory based training. This program is run by a team of internationally respected academics with extensive professional experience in excavation, osteology and taphonomy.

• Have the opportunity to access one of the largest human skeletal collections in the UK, curated in the School’s Human Osteology Research Lab.
• Gain practical lab-based experience reconstructing a biological profile.
• Gain practical lab-based skills in identifying and diagnosing skeletal pathology.
• Train in excavation methods and apply these in the field.
• Attend workshops at Kent Police College and seminars with Canterbury Archaeology Trust.

The programme is suited for students from a wide range of BA and BSc backgrounds. This MSc will provide a firm foundation for continued professional work, or PhD research, in anthropology, archaeology, and related forensic fields.

For more information about this new MSc programme please contact the programme director Dr Chris Deter: or go to