This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.
 

Electives may not run if there is limited student uptake. However, alternatives will be offered.


This short course introduces the contribution of biological anthropology to the study of a forensic context.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 05 - 09 Dec 2022
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    Sponsored by company £1925.00

    Individual £965.00

    Alumni £485.00

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Examine the role of the forensic anthropologist  
  • Recognise, name and describe the bones of the human skeleton 
  • Differentiate human from non-human bones  
  • Estimate the sex, age-at-death, stature and ancestry from a skeleton

Core content

  • Introduction to human skeletal anatomy, biomechanics, and forensic anthropology 
  • Bone and tooth identification and taphonomy.
  • Human vs non-human bone
  • Biological profile estimation (age-at-death, sex, stature, ancestry)
  • Analysis of a human skeleton

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this Short Course For Credit and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.

 

Find out more about short course credit points.

Accreditation

The course is a module of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by  The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

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Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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