Students gain training in research methods and a scientific grounding in the principles, content and practice of palaeoanthropology and palaeolithic archaeology, including: fossil and archaeological evidence of human evolution; temporal and spatial patterns and processes of evolutionary and environmental change; and the evolutionary background for understanding human adaptation and culture.
What this course will give you
The UCL Institute of Archaeology and UCL Anthropology have considerable staff expertise in the fields of palaeoanthropology and palaeolithic archaeology. Staff and research students are currently involved in field projects as well as museum-based studies in Britain, various parts of Europe, the Middle East, India, China, South-East Asia, Australia, East and South Africa and South America.
Our excellent results in the recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) show that our two departments are both very highly ranked in the UK.
Situated in central London, the university is within easy access of the British Museum and Natural History Museum and their outstanding palaeontological and archaeological collections.
A significant number of the graduate students from this Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology MSc at University College London (UCL) have gone on to take PhDs at UCL, elsewhere in the UK and in other countries. A number of those have been awarded prestigious scholarships to cover their costs.
Other graduates have gone on to work in cultural resource management and museums, and others have used their skills to pursue careers in fields such as publishing, Information technology and teaching.
- Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers from the Emergence of Modern Humans
- Evolution of the Human Brain and Behaviour
- Zooarchaeology in Practice
- Resources and Subsistence
- Environmental Archaeology in Practice
- Funerary Archaeology
- The Archaeology of Early Human Origins
- Primate Anatomy, Evolution and Environments
- Human Behavioural Ecology
- Primate Behaviour and Ecology
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology Biology View 488 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for London
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