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Forensic and Biological Sciences

There are varied and exciting research opportunities in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, forensic sciences, and life & environmental sciences. A Master's by Research (MRes) allows you to explore a specific research question that interests you and by undertaking this degree within our Faculty of Science & Technology your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic University staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input, while accessing BU's technical facilties and information resources.

Our unrivalled location, which has the greatest levels of biodiversity in Britain and includes the UNESCO Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast and the New Forest, will give you easy access to sand dunes, coastal cliffs, rivers, forests, meadows and heathlands for any necessary field research. You'll also have access to some of the best teaching and research laboratories in the UK. We have one of the most extensive collections of human and animal skeletal reference materials in the UK, including an exceptional range of human, hominin and modern primate teaching casts. Previous excavation trips have contributed to our archaeological collections of human and animal remains from sites spanning the Bronze Age to Post-Medieval periods.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,500 (Whole course) International 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 (Whole course) International 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,500 (Whole course) International 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,500 (Whole course) International 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years

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