Taught course

Archaeology (Palaeoanthropology)

Institution
University of Southampton · Archaeology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in archaeology, anthropology, geography, biology, history or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the evolution, biology and behaviour of humankind through the study of our Stone Age ancestors. With this specialist master’s in palaeoanthropology you’ll gain expertise in the analysis of stone tools and hominin skulls to understand our evolutionary journey. You’ll work closely with experts in our Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO) and benefit from opportunities to apply your learning in real-world settings.

Your specialist palaeoanthropology learning will cover: handling and interpreting stone tools; the role of evolutionary models, experimental testing, primatological data and ethnographies in the study of human origins; developing methods to interrogate meaning from collections of stone tools; using SPSS statistical analysis software; Palaeolithic symbolism and language, migration and responses to environmental change.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in other approved English language test.

Fees and funding

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Email
enquiries@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 2980