Research course

Bioarchaeology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Palaeontological and archaeological remains provide a unique window to the past that is essential for understanding how organisms, including humans, evolve and respond to long-term environmental change. Research within this area uses morphological, chemical and biomolecular studies of fossil and archaeological remains to investigate research questions concerning patterns of palaeobiodiversity, key evolutionary innovations such as flight and bipedalism, and the earliest genetic modifications of plants at the transition to farming.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Email
pg-earth-sci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608