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, April, June, September

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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