Taught course

Evolutionary Anthropology

Institution
Durham University · Department of Anthropology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics. References play an important part in the admissions process. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course is designed to provide expertise in the study of evolutionary and adaptive processes in primates, both human and non-human, in relation to both extinct and living species. There is a particular focus on primate behaviour, evolutionary psychology, cultural evolution and palaeoenvironments, drawing on the world-class expertise of members of our large Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

All students take the following modules, which provide an essential foundation in theory and methods for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Compulsory modules
  • Dissertation
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Statistical Analysis in Anthropology.

Student will then choose 90 credits from a selection of the following.

Previous optional modules have included:
  • Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Western Diseases
  • Primate Behaviour
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Palaeoanthropology and Palaeoecology
  • Evolutionary and Ecological Topics in Medicine and Health
  • Foreign language option.

Please seewww.durham.ac.uk/anthropology/postgraduatestudy/taughtprogrammes/evolutionaryanthropology for further information.

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
7400
International students
16500

Scholarships and funding

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Anthropology
Email
anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1612