Research course

Biological Anthropology

Durham University · Department of Anthropology
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Normally 2:1 degree in Anthropology or related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Biological Anthropology by Research is a one year full-time course of supervised research. You can also register to study for this qualification part-time. In this case the length of your course will be at least twice the length for full-time study.

Research students work closely with a supervisory team to undertake a substantial piece of research which must be written up in the form of a thesis. In addition, research students are required to undertake research training, provided by both the university and the department. To see the current research interests of potential supervisors or get more information on previous thesis topics supervised within the department.

Information for international students

IELTS of 7 with no element below 6 or equivalent TOEFL IBT scores.

Fees and funding

Durham Doctoral Studentships; ESRC funding through the North East Doctoral Training Centre; Wellcome Studentships; Leverhulme awards; Wenner Gren dissertation grants; Commonwealth Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Archaeology
(0)191 334 1100