Taught course


University of Liverpool · School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Entry requirements

You will require a good 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree should be in archaeology, anthropology or related fields such as (but not limited to) some science subjects (biological, physics, geology, geophysical), history and geography.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927