Research course

Biological Anthropology (by Research)

Institution
University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation
Qualifications
MSc by research

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in Biological Anthropology or a cognate discipline.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will have the opportunity to conduct independent research supported by a team of supervisors led by one of our internationally recognised academics. Our regional expertise and breadth of thematic interests enables us to offer supervision across a wide range of topics within the fields of socio-cultural, biological, medical and visual anthropology.

MSc by Research
These courses are one-year full time or two-year part-time programmes. You research and write a thesis under the supervision of one or two academic staff. We have a vibrant research group whose interests stretch across the range of biological and evolutionary anthropology. We can provide extensive and modern data-analysis facilities as well as a newly refurbished research lab dedicated to biological and evolutionary anthropology. We are actively recruiting new research students, and if you have an idea or topic you want to pursue, then we will help you develop your project.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Human remains analysis
  • Investigation of skeletal trauma (humans or other primate species)
  • Human parental investment strategies
  • Life-history trade-offs in humans
  • Evolution of human sexual behaviour
  • Primate foraging ecology
  • Group dynamics in fission-fusion societies

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Email
sacadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827013