12 months
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24400 GBP/year
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We offer a master degree in Palaeoanthropology at University of Sheffield. Trace the evolution of our species and discover more about what it means to be human.  

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Overview

The programme in Palaeoanthropology offered by the University of Sheffield , traces the evolution of humanity. It reflects our desire to understand where we come from, which is part of what it means to be human. This is a subject that attracts intense interest from the public and from academics of all disciplines. 

It’s increasingly recognised as providing important insights into human behaviour and cognition.  

Key Features 

  • Our MSc draws on the latest thinking, combining biological anthropology, human and comparative anatomy, primatology and hominid palaeontology to give you an advanced understanding of the subject and its possibilities.  
  • Closely integrated modules develop your understanding of the palaeoanthropological record. You will also get training in the analytical techniques required to describe and interpret skeletal and fossil evidence – this includes an introduction to 2D and 3D imaging.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Evolution: Theory & Practice in Research
  • Quantitative methods in anthropology and archaeology
  • Research design: planning, execution and presentation
  • Human anatomy
  • Human osteology 
  • Evolutionary anatomy

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level. 
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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