Master of Forensic Anthropology (coursework and dissertation)
The Master of Forensic Anthropology has been designed specifically for students to gain knowledge in current developments in forensic sciences and particularly those medical and social sciences which are of direct relevance to the application to forensic anthropology. The degree will enable students to undertake advanced studies in forensic anthropology. There is considerable diversity of research related to forensic anthropology, ranging from traditional morphometrics through to computer-graphic facial reconstruction.
- Course title
- Master of Forensic Anthropology (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Daniel Franklin
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (90 points):
|S1||FNSC5516||Forensic Odontology and Introductory Osteology|
|S1||FNSC5611||Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science|
|S1||FNSC5612||Forensic Anthropology I—Introductory Theory and Method|
|S1||FNSC5614||Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method|
|S2||FNSC5622||Scientific Expert Testimony|
|S2||FNSC5626||Forensic Anthropology II—Advanced Theory and Method|
|S1, S2||FNSC5627||Forensic Anthropology Professional Project Part 1 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||FNSC5628||Forensic Anthropology Professional Project Part 2 (12 points)|
|S1||FNSC5649||Forensic Anthropology Dissertation Part 1 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||FNSC5650||Forensic Anthropology Dissertation Part 2 (12 points)|
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|S2||FNSC5615||Medicolegal Death Investigation|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 72280 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology (24 points)
- 72380 Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology (48 points)
- 72580 Master of Forensic Anthropology (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Forensic Anthropology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction