General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Medicine / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Health, not elsewhere classified (0919)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have the ability to understand the terms and concepts commonly used in physical anthropology and its applications in other fields. They will be able to use anthropometric techniques in living creatures and the skeleton, and use measurement instruments. They will gain an awareness of the genetic mechanisms that lead to a comprehension of human diversity and variability. The programme also focuses on providing students with an in-depth understanding of human physical and cultural evolution, mechanisms, ecological conditioning factors and stages as well as knowledge of primatology. During their studies, students will discover the biological bases of human behaviour, gain deeper insights into the mechanisms involved in health and illness, and also be able to identify the marks left by health and illness on the skeleton. The new study techniques thus learned will be applied to forensic anthropology and human identification. This will help students discover the principles and techniques used in the study of human functional morphology. Finally, they will be capable of designing a research project


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Antropología Física y Forense

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Adaptive Strategies of Human Groups 1st Year 1st Semester
Advances in Forensic Anthropology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Anthropology of Physical Activity and Sport 1st Year 2nd Semester
Data Analysis in Anthropology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Dysfunctional Morphology in Humans 1st Year 1st Semester
Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behaviour 1st Year 1st Semester
Evolving Lifestyles and Health 1st Year 1st Semester
Fieldwork and Laboratory Work in Forensic Anthropology 1st Year 1st Semester
Genetic Foundations of Evolution and Human Variability 1st Year 1st Semester
Hominisation Processes 1st Year 1st Semester
Human Evolution. Basic Concepts 1st Year 1st Semester
Human Genetic Identification 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methods and Techniques for the Study of Man's Physical Character 1st Year 1st Semester
Scientific Methodology in Anthropology 1st Year 1st Semester
Trends in Health and Disease Situations in Human Populations 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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