Taught course

Early Prehistory and Human Origins

Institution
University of York · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MScMA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, anthropology or a related field. Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant experience in this field will be considered. If you are uncertain whether your qualifications or experience are appropriate, please contact the Course Director.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The archaeology of human origins is a fascinating and dynamic area of research, with new evidence and theories constantly changing our interpretation of who we are.

The course addresses fascinating questions such as: what makes us ‘human’? How did early human societies work? How different were Neanderthals from ourselves and why did they die out? What was life like in the Ice Age? We debate these questions and many others within a lively research environment as you build up your knowledge and experience of early prehistoric societies from three million to 5,000 years ago.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate fees and funding

Tuition fee rates and funding:

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
archaeology@york.ac.uk
Phone
01904 323901