Taught course


University of Liverpool · School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Entry requirements

The normal requirements for entry on to a taught programme is a good 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Palaeoanthropology provides an up-to-date foundation in the study of human evolution for people interested in human origins.

The programme's especially suitable for graduates with a first degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Earth or Life Sciences. You'll be able to tailor your studies to reflect you interests, by choosing from a diverse array of subjects such as:-

  • the archaeology of early hominin sites
  • African archaeology
  • hominid palaeontology
  • evolutionary theory
  • primate evolution
  • science-based techniques in palaeoanthropological investigation.

You'll complete your programme with a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on an aspect of human evolution.

We aim to be flexible, supportive, encouraging and challenging in our approach to students. For example, if you're new to a topic you're very welcome to attend lectures offered in Year Three modules of the undergraduate programme in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927