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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Clinical

Explore how archaeological techniques and the analysis of human remains are used in a forensic (medico-legal) context.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Clinical


Degree Duration

5 years :

1 year pathway + 4 year degree with placement


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Through this course you will gain a full grounding in archaeological excavation, surveying and recording of crime scenes.

Throughout your studies you will also learn about human anatomy and anthropological analysis of human remains, including age, sex, ancestry assessment and the analysis and interpretation of trauma.

Specialist modules of this degree programme will allow you to understand how scientific techniques are used to build up a biological profile of unidentified remains; processes of decomposition (and preservation) of human tissues and associated materials; trauma analysis; and forensic identification of living people.

You’ll also gain an understanding of scientific principles and how data should be presented in a legal context.

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  • As part of this course you will be required to purchase:
  • – A lab coat worth £10
  • – Outdoor waterproof work clothing (personal asset) – £50
  • – Outdoor waterproof safety work shoes (personal asset) £30
  • – Tool kit (can be accumulated over time, personal asset) – £50

Why Study this Degree

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and University Archaeology UK (UAUK), and by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS).

70% of the university of Bradford research was found to be world leading or internationally excellent and we were ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences