Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology

University College Cork


Course Name Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MAHO
Course Type Postgraduate
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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 13 September 2021
Application Date

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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 10 am to 1 pm. 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.
Course Fee EU FEES 2021
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Entry Requirements

Expand+You will have a Second Class Honours Grade I (60%) in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in archaeology.

Under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), candidates below this minimum mark who can demonstrate substantial professional experience in ...

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Expand+Dr Barra Ó Donnabhain (PhD, University of Chicago) is a bioarchaeologist who has been conducting archaeological research in Ireland and other parts of the world for over 25 years. His publications cover a wide temporal span as well as a broad range ...

Course Content

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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 th...

Subjects Taught Modules:

AR6001 Regional and Topographical Anatomy (10 Credits)
AR6009 Mortuary Theory (5 credits)
AR6011 Biocultural Approaches to Human Remains (5 credits)
AR6014 Osteoarchaeology Laboratory (10 credits)
AR6031 Palaeopathology (10 Credits)
ST2001 Introdicution to Biostatistics (5 Credits)
AR6003 Dissertation (45 credits)
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
+ 353 21 490 4163
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