Biological Anthropology (by Research), M.Sc. | University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Biological Anthropology (by Research)

12 months
Duration
17400 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Biological Anthropology (by Research) programme from University of Kent gives you the opportunity to conduct independent research supported by a team of supervisors, led by one of our internationally recognised academics. 

Overview

The Biological Anthropology (by Research) programme from University of Kent are either one-year full-time or two years part-time. You research and write a thesis under the supervision of one or two academic staff. We have a vibrant research group whose interests stretch across the range of biological and evolutionary anthropology.

We can provide extensive and modern data-analysis facilities as well as a newly-refurbished research lab dedicated to biological and evolutionary anthropology.

We are actively recruiting new research students, and if you have an idea or topic you want to pursue, then we will help you develop your project.

Once you have decided on the nature of your project, you should contact the member of staff in the School whose expertise and interests most closely match your area of research and ask them if they will act as your supervisor.

You then work with your proposed supervisor on refining your research proposal, which provides the starting point for your subsequent research.

Careers

All of our Anthropology Master’s programmes are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as having research training status, so successful completion of these courses is sufficient preparation for research in the various fields of social anthropology. Many of our students go on to do PhD research. Others use their Master’s qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas.

The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. Studying anthropology, you develop an understanding of the complexity of all actions, beliefs and discourse by acquiring strong methodological and analytical skills. Anthropologists are increasingly being hired by companies and organisations that recognise the value of employing people who understand the complexities of societies and organisations.

Many of our alumni teach in academic positions in universities across the world, whilst others work for a wide range of organisations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human remains analysis
  • Investigation of skeletal trauma (humans or other primate species)
  • Human parental investment strategies
  • Life-history trade-offs in humans
  • Evolution of human sexual behaviour
  • Primate foraging ecology
  • Group dynamics in fission-fusion societies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible and no later than three months before your intended start date.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in Biological Anthropology or a cognate discipline.
  • The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part-time:

  • UK: TBC
  • EU: £8700
  • International: £8700

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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