Physical and Forensic Anthropology

Physical and Forensic Anthropology

Masters Programme Physical and Forensic Anthropology
Description Our Masters in Physical and Forensic Anthropology is a prestigious and internationally recognized programme providing world-class training in the discipline. The masters was the first of its kind to be launched in Spain and remains the only programme encompassing the direct, novel and much sought-after practical application of forensic science.

The course has been bound to the UGR’s anthropology laboratory – an inter-Faculty and multidisciplinary initiative – since it was first set up in 1972. It is still the only programme in Spain that offers specialized training in the fundamental methodological aspects of research into human populations from the perspective of biological anthropology. The programme also enables students to become specialists in the field of forensic anthropology and identification.

As a student on our course, you will have the opportunity to receive advanced training in the following areas (to mention just a few): human evolution; human biology; osteology; paleopathology; biodemographics; human behaviour; sports anthropology; assessing physical and nutritional conditions; and forensic anthropology.

Our teaching staff have gained significant international renown over the last number of decades and our centre is a benchmark institution in Andalusia, Spain, and South America. Employment prospects for graduates from our master’s degree are highly favourable, thanks to the versatile, research-driven, and multidisciplinary nature of the programme. Many go on to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields such as in the management and conservation of historical and cultural heritage, as well as archaeology. Graduates are also qualified to join teams working in forensic identification and human rights organizations. The degree of specialization involved in the masters also enables graduates to work in law enforcement in Spain, especially in the areas of forensic anthropology and identification.
ECTS Credits 60
Duration 1 academic year
Start Date Autumn (September/October to June each year, approximately)
Language Spanish
Application Period 26th February 2016 - 2nd October 2016
How to apply Please consult the Applying and Admissions section
Offered by The International School for Postgraduate Studies
Programme homepage http://masteres.ugr.es/antropologiafisica/