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Liverpool John Moores University

Forensic Anthropology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 3D49

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

UCAS Tariff

80
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Forensic anthropology

The BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

- Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

- Extensive hands-on fieldwork and laboratory work

- Opportunity to study abroad for a semester or year or to undertake a year-long work placement

- Access to excellent collections of human skeletal remains

- Taught by experts in forensic anthropology, human osteology, genetics, crime scene analysis, excavation and mass grave investigation

- Specialist facilities including geophysics equipment for exploring burial contexts, plus forensic analysis and scene-of-crime labs and an osteology lab with digital X-ray and 3D laser scanning equipment

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

•Skills and Perspectives in Science 1
•Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
•Wildlife Studies
•Skills and Perspectives in Science 2
•Anatomy and Physiology
•Understanding the Environment

Level 4

•Forensic Science
•Crime Scene Investigation
•Forensic Field Skills
•Fundamentals of Scientific Research
•Genetics and Evolution
•Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

Level 5

•Forensic Methods
•Excavation
•Analytical Techniques
•Human Osteology
•Human Anatomy
•Human Identification from Skeletal and Genetic Evidence
•Archaeology
•Trace Evidence Analysis

Level 6

•Research Project
•Work-Based Learning Placement
•Palaeopathology
•Advanced Forensic Anthropology
•Forensic and Anthropological Genetics
•Geoforensics
•Advanced Forensic Methods
•Forensic Bioscience
•Expert Witness

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

We understand that all students perform differently according to how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods.

These include:

•exams in the form of multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay questions
•coursework, including phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, podcasts, online or real-time group discussions, essays or the evaluation of practical skills

As some of the modules are highly practical, they are assessed by coursework only.

For the final year research project you will be expected to write a literature review and short scientific write-up. Work-based learning placements are assessed through a reflective diary, portfolio and student presentation.

Constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work. This is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

School of Natural Sciences and Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
med
Forensic anthropology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anthropology

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anthropology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a pretty flexible degree and a good one if you want to keep your options open. Just over 1,250 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs — many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management, marketing, housing and recruitment jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study - and it's one of the few where numbers are on the up at the moment.

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