Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology

University College Cork

 

Course Name Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKE17
Course Type Postgraduate
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date 9 September 2019
Application Date

Expand+Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means we offer places four times a year on a rolling basis. Some cour...

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Duration 1 year Full-time

The bulk of teaching is carried out in Period 1, when lectures take place each morning, typically from 10am to 1pm. There are also some afternoon classes. One course, Anatomy, is taught over both Periods 1 and 2. All lectures, practicals and occasional field trips are mandatory. You are strongly encouraged to work in the Human Remains Laboratory outside class times throughout the year.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+You will have an honours primary degree or equivalent with a minimum of 60% (2H1) in archaeology.

Candidates below this minimum mark who can demonstrate substantial professional experience in archaeology may also apply. It is possible for students...

Course Content

Expand+This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of and practical training in human osteoarchaeology: the analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts. Teaching focuses on the explanation of theoretical approa...

Subjects Taught

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AR6009 Mortuary Theory (5 credits)

AR6011 Biocultural Approaches to Human Remains (5 credits)

AR6012 Palaeopathology Seminar (5 credits)

AR6014 Osteoarchaeology Laboratory (10 credits)

AR6015 Quantitative Methods in Bioarchae...

Assessment Method Taught modules are assessed by a variety of means including essays, in-class practical tests, seminar participation and presentations, laboratory notebooks, and MCQ examination. One course, Anatomy, has a written, end-of-year final exam. Fifty per cent of the total grade for the course is awarded for independent research: the dissertation which is due in mid-September.
Careers or Further Progression This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of the study of archaeological human remains. Graduates from the course will be in a prime position to continue their education at PhD level or to seek employment with research, educational or commercial organisations. Since its first intake in 2004, the course has had an excellent completion rate and the majority of graduates have gone on to either work or study in archaeology.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Barra Ó Donnabhain
barraod@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 4163
http://www.ucc.ie/en/archaeology/
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