The MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies is a full-time interdisciplinary course, taken over a period of ten months, and involving teaching in evolutionary anthropology; hominin evolution; primate behaviour and evolution; human behavioural ecology and cognition; health and disease in human evolution; cultural evolution; prehistoric archaeology; and evolutionary genetics. The lecturers are primarily involved in research and teaching within Biological Anthropology in the Department of Archaeology. This taught MPhil is intended for applicants who are prepared for graduate work and wish to receive interdisciplinary training, but who do not have sufficient education in human evolutionary studies in their background to be considered for the research MPhil or doctoral work. This is a demanding course which enables students to obtain interdisciplinary training and specialist knowledge in an area of human evolutionary studies over a relatively short time frame. The course prepares students to undertake an advanced degree, subject to overall performance.
Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. Admission is based on high achievement in a previous or current degree, typically first class, high II.i or an equivalent. Students will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related cognate fields within the humanities or sciences. Applications from students in other fields will need to show strong reasons for applying and relevant experience where possible.
Fees and funding
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