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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology

  • ID:UWA610231
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology has been designed specifically to acquaint students with current developments in basic forensic sciences and particularly those medical and social sciences which are of direct relevance to the application to forensic anthropology.


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Course structure details


Take all units (12 points):

  • FNSC5611 Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science (6)

  • FNSC5612 Forensic Anthropology I—Introductory Theory and Method (6)


Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

  • FNSC4497 Bio-Archaeology Fieldschool (6)

  • FNSC5515 Molecular Osteology (6)

  • FNSC5516 Forensic Odontology and Introductory Osteology (6)

  • FNSC5614 Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method (6)

  • FNSC5615 Medicolegal Death Investigation (6)

  • FNSC5622 Scientific Expert Testimony (6)

  • FNSC5626 Forensic Anthropology II—Advanced Theory and Method (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many students who choose this programme are likely to do so to achieve the necessary osteological/forensic knowledge for relevant PhD study. Others are seeking employment in mainstream forensics. To that end, graduates of this course may find employment opportunities as a forensic scientist generally (or anthropologist specifically) in both the public and private sector, including areas such as the forensic science industry, science-based industries, teaching, government agencies, state and federal police, ASIO, correctional services and community services. Other possible career options include working as a freelance forensic anthropologist, or employment with a private forensic company, a national institution, or the United Nations.

  • Anatomist or Physiologist

  • Anthropologist

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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