• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code FARP-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Forensic Archaeology and Palaeopathology Specialisation

If you have an interest in forensics or palaeopathology and want the skills to match, this program is a real find.

The forensic archaeology and palaeopathology specialisation offers you the broad grounding in theory and techniques you need to pursue original research in this fascinating cross-disciplinary area.

Career opportunities

The Master of Archaeological Science with a specialisation in Forensic Archaeology and Palaeopathology can lead to a PhD, or advance your career in a range of forensic sciences, as well as in cultural and environmental resource management, heritage management, forensic science, and materials science and ecotourism.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand the theories, methods and practice of forensic archaeology;
  2. be able to apply forensic archaeology in the field, laboratory and written form;
  3. be trained and have experience in undertaking a research project in forensic archaeology
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARCH8037 Master Class in Archaeological Science 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIAN6510 Scientific Dating and Isotope analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology 6
BIAN6512 Ancient Health & Disease 6
BIAN6515 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 6
BIAN6517 Human Skeletal Analysis 6
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