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.
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.
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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.
DisciplinesAnthropology Biology Genetics View 199 other Masters in Genetics in United Kingdom
- 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.
International17400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: TBC
- EU: £8700
- International: £8700
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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