• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code BIAN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Biological Anthropology Specialisation

We offer a Biological Anthropology specialisation to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Biological Anthropology specialisation, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to:
  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
BIAN6119 Nutrition, Disease and the Environment 6
BIAN6512 Ancient Health & Disease 6
BIAN6513 Primate Evolutionary Biology 6
BIAN6514 Primate Ecology and Behaviour 6
BIAN6517 Human Skeletal Analysis 6
BIAN6519 Ancient Medicine 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH6026 Medicine, Healing and the Body 6
ANTH6064 Anthropology of Environmental Disasters 6
ARCH6108 Animals, Plants & People 6
ARCH6521 Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices 6
BIAN6120 Culture, Biology & Population Dynamics 6
BIAN6124 Evolution and Human Behaviour 6
BIAN6132 Sexual Selection and Human Evolution 6
BIAN6510 Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology 6
BIAN6515 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 6
BIAN6518 Analysis of Mammalian Remains 6
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