M.Phil. On Campus

Biological Anthropological Science

11 months
33825 GBP/year
15582 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biological Anthropological Science programme offered by the University of Cambridge is suitable for those who have a strong background in this field,  possibly including research experience. It is expected that the topic of research will fall within one of the areas supported by the Department.


The MPhil in Biological Anthropological Science offered by the University of Cambridge may be obtained after one year of research on an approved subject within the field of Biological Anthropology and includes an oral examination of the thesis and the general field of knowledge in which it falls. 

The dissertation topics are decided between the student and the supervisor, and assistance is provided on elements of methodology and analysis, as well as with the written presentation.

The thesis must satisfy the examiners that the candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspective of the subject. 

Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare students for research at the doctoral level and equip them to be future leaders in biological and evolutionary anthropology and allied fields around the world.

Programme Structure


  • This is a predominantly research-based course. Non-assessable events in which students are normally expected to participate include short presentations on dissertation work, professional skills presentations, laboratory sessions and individual meetings with the course director.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Reasons for applying 
  • Research proposal 
  • Sample of work

Tuition Fee

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    33825 GBP/year
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    15582 GBP/year
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Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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